Friday, March 9, 2012

Cornmeal Hedgehogs!

  It's "Fried Friday" at our house and my husband insisted on fried tilapia and hush puppies. While I was making the hush puppies (I use Zatarain's Fish Fri and follow the directions on the side of the box, using Ener-G egg replacer, olive oil, and almond milk rather than egg, shortening, and milk) I thought to myself, I wonder if I can follow these recipe guidlines but make something sweet since there are so few cookies that Jack can have, and he needs all the calories he can get. So I experimented and came up with these! We called them hedgehogs because the dough sunk onto the fryer basket a little and they look a bit like, well, hedgehogs! I'm sure I will improve on this recipe but for now, here it is!

Excuse my not so great picture, I just grabbed a quick pic with my phone.
Cornmeal Hedgehogs

1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup barley flour
1/2 cup potato flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
Egg replacer for 1 egg
2 Tbl olive oil
enough almond milk to make thin 'dough' (I forgot to measure this and instead just poured and stirred)

Heat your fryer to 375. Stir together all dry ingredients. Add egg replacer and oil and stir well. Slowly add almond milk (you could use plain or vanilla) until you have a dough thick enough that you can roll into balls, but not too dry. Roll into balls the size of ping-pong balls and fry 4-5 at a time for about 8 minutes each. They might be tasty sprinkled with powdered sugar before they cool as well!

1 comment:

  1. We went to the Rain Forest Cafe yesterday and I brought a few of these along with us for snacks, knowing we could order Jack french fries at the cafe. Well, for the first time in his life he refused french fries, because he wanted more of these! He kept signing 'more' and pointing at the bag of them everytime I offered him a fry! I felt terrible when we finally ran out, but it's great when I make something that he loves <3