This crunchy, savory bite is a delicious dockside starter.
Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Stir together cornmeal and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Add egg, beer, and buttermilk; stir just until moistened. Let stand 10 minutes.
Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, drop batter into hot oil, and fry, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels. Keep warm in a 200° oven.
Easy to make & pop in oil right before company arrives. Goes well as an app or side