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Bacon Hushpuppies

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Total Time:
1 hr 13 mins
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Skill Level:
Intermediate
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Servings:
6 Servings

These Bacon Hushpuppies featuring our Premium Double Smoked Double Thick Cut Bacon make a great side dish for any BBQ platter. Perfectly cri View More expand_more

These Bacon Hushpuppies featuring our Premium Double Smoked Double Thick Cut Bacon make a great side dish for any BBQ platter. Perfectly crisp on the outside. Tender and cheesy on the inside. Golden nuggets of deliciousness!

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Bacon Hushpuppies
alarm
Total Time:
1 hr 13 mins
school
Skill Level:
Intermediate
restaurant_menu
Servings:
6 Servings

Ingredients


Product ImagePremium Double Smoked Double Thick Cut Bacon
1 Package
Farmland Double Smoked Double Thick Bacon, cooked and chopped
1 Package
1 cup
Shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup
8 ounces
Whipped cream cheese
8 ounces
2
Jalapeños, seeded & diced, 2
2
1 1/2 cups
Yellow cornmeal
1 1/2 cups
1/2 cup
All-purpose flour
1/2 cup
3 teaspoons
Kosher salt
3 teaspoons
2 teaspoons
Black pepper, freshly ground
2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
Baking powder
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
Baking soda
1 teaspoon
2 teaspoons
Sugar
2 teaspoons
1/2 teaspoon
Cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
Chipotle Powder, ½ Teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
1 cup
Buttermilk
1 cup
1
Egg, beaten
1
1
Yellow onion, grated
1
Oil for frying

Directions


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, blend cream cheese, jalapeños, cheddar cheese, and bacon with a mixer until ingredients are well combined

  2. Scoop out the mixture with small ice cream scoop and roll into a ball. Place onto a parchment-lined sheet tray and freeze for 30 minutes

  3. In a bowl, add the cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, cayenne pepper, and chipotle powder. Whisk until combined

  4. In another separate bowl, add the buttermilk, egg, and onion, and stir until combined

  5. Slowly add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir. Let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes

  6. Preheat a pot of oil to 350˚F

  7. Dip the cream cheese balls into the batter until fully coated on all sides

  8. Add the hushpuppies to the oil and fry until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes

  9. Transfer to a wire rack or paper towel lined-plate to drain. Enjoy immediately

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Ingredients


1 Package
Farmland Double Smoked Double Thick Bacon, cooked and chopped
1 Package
1 cup
Shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup
8 ounces
Whipped cream cheese
8 ounces
2
Jalapeños, seeded & diced, 2
2
1 1/2 cups
Yellow cornmeal
1 1/2 cups
1/2 cup
All-purpose flour
1/2 cup
3 teaspoons
Kosher salt
3 teaspoons
2 teaspoons
Black pepper, freshly ground
2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
Baking powder
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
Baking soda
1 teaspoon
2 teaspoons
Sugar
2 teaspoons
1/2 teaspoon
Cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
Chipotle Powder, ½ Teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
1 cup
Buttermilk
1 cup
1
Egg, beaten
1
1
Yellow onion, grated
1
Oil for frying

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