DELICIOUS MOZZARELLA-STUFFED HUSH PUPPIES
Makes approximately 1 dozen
- 2 cups fine cornmeal (yellow or white)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp minced jalapeño chile
- 5 tsp kosher salt
- .25 tsp ground black pepper
- .75 cup milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 doz .5-inch cubes mozzarella
- Vegetable oil, for frying
METHOD:- In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, baking powder, jalapeños, salt and pepper. Stir in the milk and eggs, and mix until a thick batter forms (the mixture will resemble wet sand). Scoop up a small amount of batter with your hand and form into a ball. Push a cube of mozzarella into the center and form the batter around it, enclosing the cheese completely. Repeat with the remaining batter and cheese until all of the hush puppies have been formed.
Heat a 2-inch depth of oil in a high-sided heavy pan until it registers 365°F on a deep-frying thermometer. Add the hush puppies in batches, 3 to 4 at a time, and cook, turning frequently with tongs, until evenly golden brown, for approximately 4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate, and let drain. Repeat with the remaining hush puppies, letting the oil temperature recover between each batch. Season with salt and serve warm and enjoy the delicious snack.
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