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Jalapeño Poppers from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

If you can imagine a mini version of a chili relleno with an extra-crispy exterior and a warm, creamy center, you can imagine how delicious a bite of one of these deep-fried jalapeño poppers must be. And you’d be imagining right – they’re so much better than the ones you get from the frozen section of the grocery store. These tasty appetizers are so irresistible, you can’t stop at just one. Their crunchy texture comes from a generous coating of seasoned breadcrumbs, but just one coating. Any more than that and you’re at risk of masking the stars of the show.

Jalapeño Poppers from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The mild heat of the jalapeño is complemented by the cool tang of the cream cheese and cilantro. Dipped in ranch dressing, the deliver even less of a fiery bite, so even the timid can enjoy this snack. Try this tasty jalapeño popper recipe at your next get-together (Is anyone else watching college basketball?) or party. They are a definite crowd-pleaser, and though they’re a cinch to prepare, don’t expect them to last more than a few seconds once they’re made.

Jalapeño Poppers from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Jalapeño Poppers
SERVES: 4

Ingredients
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
10 jalapeno peppers, sliced in half with tops and seeds removed
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup Italian-style seasoned bread crumbs
Instructions
Heat oil in deep fryer to 375°F.
In a medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper. Stuff each jalapeno with equal amounts of the cream cheese mixture. Dip in eggs, then coat with breadcrumbs.
Deep fry jalapenos for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels before serving.
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Buffalo Chicken Wings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York is renowned as the birthplace of the Buffalo wing. In the mid-1960s, legend has it, bar owner Teressa Bellissimo first served them to her son and his friends after hours as the creative result of a mistaken food shipment. Who would’ve guessed Buffalo wings would eventually become the quintessential bar food and a staple in homes around the nation? As the recipes surely evolved, so did our curiosities. What makes a Buffalo wing a true Buffalo wing, and when is it just a chicken wing in a different brand of hot sauce?

The basic recipe for Buffalo wings (or just “wings,” as the locals call them) comes down to a few must-haves: cayenne pepper hot sauce, butter and deep fried chicken wings. Various colleagues from the Buffalo region boast about the tweaks they’ve made to the classic that set their wings apart from the rest. Some add more or less butter to control the heat, others use grass-fed butter to maximize creaminess, and some add cayenne pepper or garlic powder to boost the flavor quotient.

Buffalo Chicken Wings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The Western New York natives in the office decided to have a chicken wing cook off to prove once and for all who has the best Buffalo wing recipe. Here’s what we found: there are alterations you can make here or there, but as long as the basis of your recipe is the same, it’ll be delicious. (Though if you ask Matt, he’ll still adamantly argue just a pinch of garlic powder is key. I think it’s tasty either way.)

In the end, we settled on this recipe as our favorite because it was easy, accessible and crowd-pleasing. We encourage you to play with the flavors because, in the end, you may agree with Matt after all. Let us know in the comments how you like to prepare your Buffalo chicken wings.

Do you use Frank’s Red Hot? Do you add any crazy ingredients or spices? We’d love to hear about it!

Buffalo Chicken Wings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Buffalo Chicken Wings
SERVES: 4

This recipe uses a deep fryer and assumes you have a enough high-smoke point oil to fill it.
Ingredients
24 chicken wings
1/4 cup butter
1 cup hot pepper sauce (see Notes)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
Heat oil in deep fryer to 375°F.
Place 1 layer of wings into the fryer basket and carefully lower basket into the preheated oil. Deep fry chicken wings in oil until done, about 10 minutes. Remove from fryer, drain on paper towels.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add hot sauce and garlic powder. Stir until blended.
Add fried chicken wings to sauce and stir over low heat to coat. The longer the wings simmer in the sauce, the spicier they will be. Remove from sauce and serve while warm.
Notes
The classic Buffalo Chicken Wings recipe calls for Franks® Red Hot® Cayenne Pepper Sauce which is the brand we used when testing this recipe.
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Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Fall is here and the local pumpkin patches are full of families searching for just the right jack-o-lantern to decorate the front porch. A chill in the air makes you crave hot beverages and those favorite fall flavors like cinnamon, apples and – of course – pumpkin.

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Combining the tastes of fall, pumpkin donuts make a delicious breakfast or dessert topped with ice cream and perhaps a drizzle of caramel. Making your own donuts does take some effort, but when you bite into this warm treat covered in cinnamon-sugar, you’ll be rewarded. We make them in a deep fryer to ensure a crisp, even coating and a soft interior.

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

These donuts are cake-style, meaning you won’t have to wait for the dough to rise and you can satisfy your donut craving even sooner. The dough comes together very quickly, and after a quick rest in the refrigerator, they’re ready to roll. Kids love to help roll out dough and cut out donut shapes. Save the donut holes and fry them last. They are delicious little leftovers – or a secret reward for the hungry cook!

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Using the deep fryer, donuts take just two minutes to cook. Cool them on a wire rack lined with paper towels. A quick shake in a resealable plastic bag of cinnamon sugar completes the process. Grab a mug of hot cider and enjoy!

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Pumpkin Donuts
YIELDS: 16 servings

Ingredients
1 cup pureed pumpkin
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch ground allspice
1 cup sugar
Instructions
With a mixer on medium speed, beat pumpkin, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil and egg until blended.
Gradually stir in flour, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg and allspice until well blended. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Heat oil in deep fryer with basket to 375ºF.
Roll dough to 3/8-inch thickness on floured surface. Using a floured donut cutter, cut donuts. Gather pieces, roll and cut again. Repeat cutting and rolling with remaining dough.
Carefully, lower donuts into deep fryer. Cook 1 minute and turn over. (Donut will raise to the surface before 1 minute.)
Cook an additional minute. Remove to a wire rack lined with paper towels. Cool 5 minutes.
Shake sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a resealable plastic bag to combine. Add donuts, two at a time to bag. Seal bag and shake until donuts are coated with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Notes
Use extra dough to make donut holes. Shake them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture after frying for a delicious snack.
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Fried Hushpuppies are perfect for crab and fish dinners - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Hush puppies are a Southern staple that have found their way into seafood restaurants across the nation. Made from cornmeal, flour, onion, egg and buttermilk, they are mixed until just combined, then rolled and fried in hot oil before resting to cool slightly.

Fried Hushpuppies are perfect for crab and fish dinners - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Hush puppies are typically served alongside fried fish, barbecue or crabcakes, but also make a great appetizer anytime. Try them served with cocktail or tartar sauce, or just let the fluffy pups speak for themselves.

Fried Hushpuppies are perfect for crab and fish dinners - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Try this easy and delicious recipe and you won’t be disappointed. Every hush puppy comes out fluffy, moist and tender, with the perfect blend of corn, salt and sugar. You’ll have everyone asking for more.

Fried Hushpuppies are perfect for crab and fish dinners - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Fried Hush Puppies
YIELDS: 20 servings

Ingredients
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 2/3 cups self-rising cornmeal mix
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
Heat oil to 375°F in deep fryer.
Beat buttermilk, egg and onion in large bowl until well blended.
Stir in cornmeal mix, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
With baskets lowered, drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls in batches into oil.
Fry 4 to 6 minutes, turning once. Remove baskets to drain hushpuppies.
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12 Cup Oil Capacity Deep Fryer (35033)Hamilton Beach® Deep Fryers are generously sized for greater versatility — some even accommodating a whole chicken. What’s more, you can fry crispy, mouth-watering foods without the mess you’ve come to expect. Food can be lowered into hot oil and lifted out while the lid is closed for splatter-free frying. Hamilton Beach® Deep Fryers also feature adjustable heat and convenient timers.



Just in time for fall! Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Reduced apple cider is the secret to perfect apple flavored glaze. Whereas many apple cider doughnuts don’t taste all that apple-like, we set out to make one that has all the acidity, sweetness and brightness of a crisp, fresh apple. Here’s how you can recreate it at home.

Start by preparing the yeast. Sprinkle it over warm water and let sit for about five minutes. At that point, you should see a layer of foam over the top of the water, meaning your yeast is alive and active. If no foamy layer appears after 10 minutes, start over with new ingredients. You don’t want to use inactive yeast in the doughnuts or they won’t have that light, fluffy texture you expect.

Just in time for fall! Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Once your yeast has been activated, cream the sugar and shortening in a stand mixer. Creaming is a standard mixing method that involves combining a solid fat with sugar and incorporating air until it is light and fluffy. Add the shortening to the mixer and beat it on the lowest speed, adding the sugar little by little, until it is completely incorporated into the shortening. Finally, turn the mixer to medium and beat the shortening blend until it’s light and creamy. Creaming properly before adding other ingredients is important for creating tasty cakes, cookies and doughs.

Just in time for fall! Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Your other ingredients come next. Add the milk, eggs, salt, spices and a third of the flour. When those are fully incorporated, start adding the rest of flour until it all comes together. When the dough is smooth and elastic, place it into a large, greased bowl and cover it loosely with plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm place until it doubles in size; this could take a couple hours. Be patient and let it fully rise before moving on. It’ll be worth it.

Just in time for fall! Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Next, roll out your dough on a floured surface. It’s time to start cutting out doughnut shapes. Kids love to help with this part. Lay the cut doughnuts onto wax paper or parchment paper-lined cookie sheets, cover them with a clean towel, and let them rise until they are doubled in size again. (Save the doughnut holes and fry them last. They are delicious little leftovers!) Make the glaze while you’re waiting and let your house fill up with the delicious smell of sweet apple cider.

Just in time for fall! Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

With the glaze prepared and your doughnuts risen, prepare the deep fryer and your doughnut assembly line. The doughnuts will go from the cookie sheet to the fryer, where they will fry for one minute on each side. When they are golden and fried, transfer them to paper towel-lined cooling racks to rest slightly before dipping them into the glaze. Their final stop is a cooling rack for drip-drying, or we recommend a double dip in the glaze for a stronger apple flavor.

We’d say to plate them and stack them or serve them in parchment with a napkin, but they never lasted that long in the test kitchen. Best served warm, they rested slightly before we snatched them up and enjoyed them. Double dipped apple cider glaze over a warm, flaky yeast doughnut (or doughnut hole!) is pretty hard to resist. In fact, I think I hear one calling my name.

Just in time for fall! Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts
YIELDS: 24 servings

For the Doughnuts
2 envelopes (.25-ounce each) active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (100-110°F)
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk (90-100°F)
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
6 cups all-purpose flour
For the Glaze
4 cups apple cider
5 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
4 teaspoons apple pie spice
Instructions
Sprinkle yeast over water and let stand 5 minutes or until foamy.
In large bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream sugar and shortening. Add yeast mixture, milk, salt, apple pie spice, eggs and 2 cups of the flour.
Beat in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough no longer sticks to the bowl. Remove from bowl and knead for about 5 minutes, adding flour if necessary to make dough smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Set in a warm place to rise until double. Dough is ready if you touch it and the indentation remains.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and gently roll out to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Cover loosely with a cloth. Let doughnuts rise again until double in size about 1 to 2 hours.
While doughnuts rise, make glaze. In a medium saucepan, cook apple cider until the mixture is reduced to about 2/3 cup. In a large bowl, combine apple cider reduction, confectioners sugar, corn syrup and apple pie spice. Whisk until smooth.
Heat oil in deep fryer to 375°F. Slide doughnuts into the preheated oil two at a time. Fry each doughnut about 1 minute per side. Remove from hot oil and drain on paper towel lined wire racks.
Dip doughnuts into the glaze while still warm, and set onto wire racks to drain excess. Keep a cookie sheet or tray under racks for easier clean up. Repeat dipping to double glaze doughnuts.
Notes
If unable to find apple pie spice, pumpkin pie spice can be used instead.
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12 Cup Oil Capacity Deep Fryer (35033)

Hamilton Beach® Deep Fryers are generously sized for greater versatility — some even accommodating a whole chicken. What’s more, you can fry crispy, mouth-watering foods without the mess you’ve come to expect. Food can be lowered into hot oil and lifted out while the lid is closed for splatter-free frying. Hamilton Beach® Deep Fryers also feature adjustable heat and convenient timers.