The Bluths are a very enterprising family and one of their ill-fated ventures cam in the form of the Cornballer, a mysterious deep frier-type appliance that burned whoever tried to use it. Use at your own risk aside, I was always curious exactly what cornballs exactly were. We never got a great look, despite the infomercials and its availability in Mexico only. While the Bluths should stick with frozen bananas (and trust me, I'll get there), I took cornballing into my own hands, and I didn't get burned once. That's maybe because I do almost anything I can to avoid frying things so I don't get burned or burn down my apartment.
Bluth Cornballer baked hushpuppies
inspired by Arrested Development, first seen in season 1, episode 3
makes 18-24 (although this recipe made 40 for me)
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup flour
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2/3 cup milk
- 4 tbsp. canola oil
Preheat oven to 425ºF. Spray cups of a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Add in the onion and mix so it's evenly distributed.
Beat eggs, milk and oil in a small bowl. Add cornmeal mixture and stir until just blended.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan so the cups are 1/2 to 2/3 full. Bake until golden, about 15-20 mins, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Mine were perfectly cooked at 15 minutes. Serve immediately.
recipe from Food.com.
[cooked while watching This Is Us.]