Fried Corn Bread

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon melted lard or vegetable oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 pickled jalape?os, seeded and mined
2 tablespoons jalape?o liquid
1/2 cup milk
Oil (for deep-frying)

Mix dry ingredients well. Add lard or oil and egg and mix well. Add remaining ingredients to form a thick batter.

Heat oil to 375 degrees F.
Deep-fry the bread by dropping a large serving spoon of batter at a time into the oil. Drain when they are puffed, crispy and golden brown. Serve immediately with guacamole and salsa.