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January 11, 2015

Cheesy Beer Hushpuppies

Cheesy Beer Hushpuppies ~ One of the most popular savory snacks around ! Puffy, featherlight with a hint of Chili - making a double batch would make more sense as these little gems disappear quickly ;-)

If you like snacking, or as I call it .. is a munchee, you should stop reading this post now. These Cheesy Beer Hushpuppies are dangerously addicting ! I did not have any less than half of the first batch I made ;-)

Yes, I did say "first batch" because almost as soon as these scrumptious little snacks were done frying, we snacked away and I immediately handed the frying over to Roy and I whipped up a second batch.  It could also be because we did not have lunch yet and I made these before lunch time - for later that afternoon, therefore, not a good idea to make them when you are hungry.


Cheesy Beer Hushpuppies ~ One of the most popular savory snacks around ! Puffy, featherlight with a hint of Chili - making a double batch would make more sense as these little gems disappear quickly ;-)

The Cheesy Beer Hushpuppies are extremely light, it is almost unbelievable that such a small snack can be that tasty. I used Polenta and on the photos you will see these Hushpuppies look and have a slightly different texture, than the usual Hushpuppies.

For all the Chili lovers out there - add one or two {or more!} finely chopped chilies to the batter to make it even more spicy with that extra bite in it.  For us, the Garlic and Chili Powder, is more than enough to make these only just spicy.

Right, so the first batch never made it to the afternoon {which we spent with the kids}, but the second batch most certainly did ! I had a large savory platter out which we enjoyed while watching a Rugby game, and again these Cheesy Beer Hushpuppies were among the first to go.


Cheesy Beer Hushpuppies



25 - 30 Hushpuppies

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Polenta {or Yellow Cornmeal}
1 cup Flour
1 1/2 t Baking Powder
1 t Garlic and Chili Powder
1 t Sugar

1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
1/3 cup Onions, finely chopped
1/3 cup Red Bell Pepper, finely chopped

1 Egg, lightly beaten
2/3 cup Lite Lager Beer

Vegetable Oil, for deep-frying

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Mix together the Polenta, Flour, Baking Powder. garlic/Chili Powder and Sugar - add the Cheese, Onions and Pepper - stir until mixed and make a well in the center of the mixture.
2.) In a small bowl gently mix the Egg and Beer - pour into the well of the Polenta mixture - mix until just moistened {add a little more Flour of the mixture is too runny}
3.) Heat the Oil over medium heat - drop rounded teaspoonfuls of the batter into the hot Oil - fry 2 - 3 minutes or until golden and done - fry 5 - 6 Hushpuppies per batch.

Place on a paper towel lined plate to drain and serve.

Cheesy Beer Hushpuppies ~ One of the most popular savory snacks around ! Puffy, featherlight with a hint of Chili - making a double batch would make more sense as these little gems disappear quickly ;-)


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16 comments:

  1. These sounds like a perfect appetizer!

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  2. These look amazing! I love hush puppies and your additions sound super yummy.

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  3. Oh, I can see how they would be addictive. Bursting with cheese....I think I would be munching on them all afternoon!!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  4. Wow these sound so good. I have never had hushpuppies before. Thanks for this.

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  5. You sold me!!! I HAVE to make these!!! But, I can feel my jeans getting tighter as I just look at these! LOL!!

    Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! I'll be sharing your recipe! Always a pleasure to read your blog posts! Julia

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  6. These sound perfect for the big football game in a few weeks! :)

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  7. Ohhh I absolutely love Hush Puppies! Will definitely be giving this recipe a try when I am off my diet! Over from the Piganddac.com blog hop! Sim @ simslife.co.uk x

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  8. I am not sure I could stop at half a batch. these sound delicious.

    found it on Merry Monday

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  9. Oh my goodness, your Cheesy Beer Hushpuppies do sound addictive! I'd struggle to stop at just one that is for sure. Thank you for sharing them with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned, yummed and will tweet :-)

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  10. These look delicious! Here via Link Party Palooza

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  11. Thank you so much for attending week 17 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can't wait to see what you have in store for our next party, Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!
    Nicole

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  12. I love hush puppies of any kind. These do look very light. And dangerous!
    Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo, Linda. Your hushpuppies are one of the top-five links of the week!

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  13. Thanks for linking up to Totally Terrific Tuesday last week. Our party is going LIVE tonight at 9pm CST. Hope you see you again!

    Sharon
    herorganizedchaos.com

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  14. Oh wow! These sound delicious! Thanks for linking up to our Creative Spark party last week! We'd love to have to come back and party with us again today! http://twopurplecouches.com/2015/01/creative-spark-link-party-38/

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  15. Wow! These are so unique and sound amazing! Pinning now :) Thanks so much for linking them up at On Display Thursday, see you tomorrow!

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