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Grillax.com ProStaffers tested the FIREDISC® Grill and the ThermoWorks Thermapen while creating their rendition of Southern Fried Largemouth Bass with Spicy Hush Puppies on location at the Armadillo Ranch in central Mississippi. Both products performed well while creating this Southern staple.
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup King Arthur Unbleached Self-Rising Flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno pepper
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • In a small bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
  • Combine the egg, milk, onion and jalapeño; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened
  • In the FIREDISC®, heat oil to 375 degrees.
  • Drop batter by spoon into oil.
  • Dip your spoon in water after dropping to have the puppies fall into the oil easily.
  • Fry for 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning occasionally.
  • Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.