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Cheesy Beer Hushpuppies

Puffy, feather light Cheesy Beer Hushpuppies with a hint of Chili – making a double batch would make more sense as these little gems disappear quickly

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 hubby 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.

And all 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.

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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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

Cheesy Beer Hushpuppies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Puffy, feather light Cheesy Beer Hushpuppies with a hint of Chili - making a double batch would make more sense as these little gems disappear quickly
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Servings: 30 Hushpuppies
Author: Linda Nortje
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 finely 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
Instructions
  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
  4. Place on a paper towel lined plate to drain and serve

LINDA

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Emily McCauley

Thursday 22nd of January 2015

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

Emily @ Two Purple Couches

Wednesday 21st of January 2015

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/

Sharon Erickson

Monday 19th of January 2015

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

Michelle Meche

Sunday 18th of January 2015

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!

Nicole Neverman

Sunday 18th of January 2015

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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