Ricotta cheese helps make these Smoked Bacon Cheddar Hush Puppies light and fluffy. The gooey, cheesy center is a pleasant surprise.
Hush puppies are easy to make. They are one of those food that require little effort to produce delicious satisfying results. They are made with a cornmeal/flour based batter. In my hush puppies, there is a particular ingredient that you will not find in many others—ricotta cheese. Adding it to pancake batter is a common practice because it adds lightness to the pancake. I thought that the same principle should apply to hush puppies and decided to incorporate in the batter.
With high hopes, I tested out my theory, and I was pleased to find that the texture was on point. The outside was crispy and inside was soft and light, exactly as I had hoped. To add a punch of flavor and interest, I stuffed these fried golden nuggets with smoked bacon cheddar cheese. Delish!