Sunday, January 20, 2013

Gluten Free Hush Puppies

Ingredients 1 cup (5 ounces) gluten-free cornmeal 3/4 cup (3 ounces) white rice flour 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon seasoned salt or regular salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum 2 quarts vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (or 1 small onion, finely chopped) 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or 2 cloves garlic, minced) 1/2 cup milk 1 large egg, beaten Procedures 1 In medium bowl, whisk together cornmeal, white rice flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and xanthan gum. 2 Heat oil in a Dutch oven over high heat to 350°F and adjust flame to maintain temperature. Line a rimmed baking sheet with paper towels. 3 In a medium bowl, whisk together onion, garlic, milk, and egg. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir together until smooth but some lumps remain. Drop batter, about 2 teaspoons at a time into hot oil until you have a dozen hush puppies. Fry for two minutes and then turn the hush puppies. Fry until deep golden brown, about 2 minutes longer. Remove hush puppies from the oil with a skimmer. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve warm.