These crispy and golden hush puppies, studded with bits of onion and jalapeño, get a healthy makeover by skipping the deep fryer. The air fryer delivers on the classic crispy crust while using just a fraction of the oil from the classic version.

Karen Rankin
EatingWell.com, January 2021

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Credit: Antonis Achilleos

Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 200°F. Combine cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, cayenne and salt in a medium bowl. Add jalapeño and onion; stir to combine. Whisk together buttermilk, melted butter and egg in a small bowl. Add the buttermilk mixture to the cornmeal mixture and stir to blend. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

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  • Preheat air fryer and fry basket to 400°F for 10 minutes. Remove the basket; carefully line with foil and coat lightly with cooking spray. Scoop 4 heaping tablespoonfuls of the chilled batter onto the prepared basket. Coat the tops lightly with cooking spray. Cook until puffed and golden brown, about 9 minutes. Transfer the cooked hush puppies to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Tips

Equipment: Air fryer

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; fat 4g; cholesterol 38mg; sodium 353mg; carbohydrates 31g; dietary fiber 1g; protein 4g; sugars 4g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 2g; vitamin a iu 241IU.
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