Beer Batter Hush Puppies

1 ½ cups cornmeal
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
4 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon red pepper (ground)
½ cup sweet onion (very finely chopped)
2 large eggs beaten
¾ cup beer

Pour about 2-3 inches of oil into a heavy-bottom pot. Heat to around 350-degrees F.
While oil is heating whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl. 
Stir in onion and beaten eggs until well combined. 
Add beer; stir well to combine.
Working in batches, carefully drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls into the oil and fry for about 2-3 minutes until golden brown, turning to evenly cook. 
Carefully transfer hushpuppies to a paper towel-lined baking sheet or cooling rack to drain and cool.

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