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
  • 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
  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