Out of all the wacky, crazy and tasty things I’ve ever fried (and there have been LOTS..lol)..this, ..THIS one is my favorite and best tasting crazy creation to date! AND it’s not even that crazy! At least, in my world it isn’t..haha!
Each ruby red, sweet & spicy Sriracha nugget is so amazingly flavored and perfectly balanced, that I’m almost at a loss for words to describe the magnitude of wonderful that IS this recipe!
The Sriracha is mellowed out by the flash frying process and what’s left behind is a beautiful combination of slightly spicy, nutty, sweet tender, crispy, cornbread bites of serious, succulent, Sriracha goodness!
Dip them into some cool Blue Cheese, or Ranch and BOOM~ You are an instant hero of your house!
~Make TONS…trust me!
What you’ll need:
1-15 oz. box of cornbread mix
3/4 cup Sriracha
1/3 cup veg oil
Oil for frying..I used Canola
Blue Cheese or Ranch dressing for dipping..celery for some cool-crunching..optional!
In a medium bowl combine the cornbread mix, oil, egg, and Sriracha. Mix until well combined… it should be a thick batter~ adjust accordingly if necessary!
Drop approx. 1 tsp. of the batter into the hot (350 degree) oil, until they’re puffed, and evenly golden. The correct oil temperature, is critical here for a good result with this recipe! They will firm up and crisp up as they cool, but the oil needs to be just about perfect to achieve a done center! (Not that there’s really anything wrong with a bit of a gooey center..IMO!)
Serve them up with some dips for um..dipping!
And get to grabbing, popping, and LOVING! ~Enjoy!