Spicy Jalapeño Hushpuppies

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6 cups canola oil

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 cup all purpose flour

3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2  large eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup milk

1/2 tablespoon white vinegar

2 jalapenos, deseeded, chopped

1/2 cup shredded sharp cheese


In a deep fryer or large pot, heat oil to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, chives, baking powder, salt and garlic powder.

In a small bowl, combine eggs, milk and vinegar. Add to cornmeal mixture, and stir until blended. Fold in jalapenos and cheddar cheese.

Drop a teaspoon of hushpuppy mixture into hot oil. Fry on each side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve.

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Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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