Recipe By :Tastyklitchen.com for the original recipe
Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:10
Categories : Breads
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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4 cups flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup onion powder
3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
3 cups whole milk
3 whole eggs
1/4 cup vinegar
1 1/2 cups pickled jalapenos -- diced
2 quarts oil -- for frying
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Mix remaining ingredients in another bowl well.
Put the wet ingredients in the dry ingredients all at once. Stir until just blended.
Heat the oil to 375.
Drop batter into to hot oil by the spoonfiuls.
Cook 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Salt if desired.
MY ADAPTATION OF THE RECIPE:
For the three of us I cut the recipe in 1/2--for using just for hush puppies I should have cut it down to 1/4.
I cut the amount of onion powder and jalapeno in 1/2 again. So basically a 1/4 amount for those two ingredients.
I used my homemade Cajun Seasoning recipe for that spice.
This recipe is not as cornmeal tasting as most hush puppies if you desire that increase the amount of cornmeal to taste and slightly ingrease the baking powder and baking soda.
Leftover batter can be used as "breading" for other foods. My original batch was used the next night to batter fry homemade chicken nuggets. It could be used with any number of ingredients.
Leave out the jalapenos and Cajun seasoning and use this batter for a fry bread/sopapilla recipe.
Leave out the jalepenos and Cajun seasoning. Fry per recipe then roll in cinnamon sugar for a "fried donut" type dessert.
"A recipe that adapts for numerous uses. See the variations below."
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 1603 Calories; 150g Fat (83.2% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 59g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 61mg Cholesterol; 539mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 29 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.
NOTES : Make this recipe your own--see my blog on all sorts of variations.