Niels' hush puppies
( SERVES 8 )
This starter recipe is based on one from exec chef Niels Naumann at Hamilton’s modern American eatery, Ember. Niels uses truffles — I’ve used chorizo.
- Combine the corn meal, flour, baking powder and caster sugar in one bowl. Combine the eggs and milk in another.
- Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry until a smooth batter forms. Add the chorizo, coriander, cheese and season to taste with salt. Chill for at least 1 hour. Add a little water if too thick.
- Heat the oil in a wok or deep small saucepan. Drop small teaspoons of the batter into the oil in batches and fry until golden, about 1-2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
- Great served with lemon wedges and/or a garlic aioli.
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