Cheddar & Chive Hushpuppies

1 cup yellow cornmeal

3/4 cup self rising flour

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 small sweet onion, grated

1/4 cup chives or green onion tops, chopped

2 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1 cup non fat buttermilk

1 egg

peanut oil for frying

Preheat oil in fryer or dutch oven to 350.   Mix remaining ingredients in a large bow until well combined.  Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls into hot oil, in small batches.  Fry 2-3 minutes and drain well on paper towels.  Salt immediately and serve or keep warm in a 200 degree oven.  Makes about 16