hush puppies


1 cup self-rising flour, 1 cup self-rising yellow cornmeal, 2 teaspoons salt, 2 garlic cloves, minced,  1/4 cup red onions, finely  chopped, 1/4 cup green onions, chopped, 1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, finely chopped, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 large egg, slightly beaten, 1 1/4 cups buttermilk, 3/4 cup crab claw meat, 3-4 tablespoons peanut oil for frying.

In a bowl combine flour, cornmeal, salt, garlic, onions, green onions, jalapenos, and sugar, mix well. In a separate bowl add the egg and buttermilk, mix well, then add to the dry ingredients, mix well. Fold in the crab meat.  Set aside and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes. Add approximately 3-inches of peanut oil to a heavy skillet, heat the oil to 375 degrees.  Drop a heaping tablespoon of the cornmeal mixture into the hot oil and fry until golden brown on all sides.

These hush puppies are so tasty I serve them as an appetizer with my spicy dipping sauce.  DIPPING SAUCE:  1/3 cup sour cream, 2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoons dill pickle relish, 1 teaspoon yellow mustard, 1 tablespoon Sriracha, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice.  Dump everything into a bowl mix well.


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