Sunday, April 6, 2008

Cornmeal Cheese Fritters

(recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton on the food network)
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
1/2 cup grated onion
1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
1 teaspoon salt
Cayenne, to taste
3/4 cup boiling water
Vegetable oil for frying
Louisiana-style hot sauce, for example Crystal brand
In a bowl combine cornmeal, Cheddar, onion, bell pepper, salt, and cayenne. Stir in boiling water and mix thoroughly. In a deep heavy pan or deep fryer heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350 F. Drop 6 spoonfuls of the batter into the oil and fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer fritters to paper towels to drain. Season with additional salt if desired. Serve warm with hot sauce

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