Bubba Gump Southern Hush Puppies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 mins

These are really good hush puppies. This recipe is quite different than most recipes I have tried. The cream corn, cheese and jalapeno peppers really make these hush puppies special. I got this recipe from an old church cookbook I found one day in the attic.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 12 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 (17 ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Combine eggs and milk; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
  3. Stir in cheese, pepper, corn, and onion.
  4. Do not overstir.
  5. Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a small dutch oven.
  6. Heat to 375°F.
  7. Carefully drop batter by rounded tablespoons into oil.
  8. Fry hush puppies a few at a time 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.
  9. Drain on paper towels.
Most Helpful

I haven't tried this yet, I was just looking for a recipe for Hush Puppies with creamed corn and came across this. I have to giggle a little bit, wondering what old church the recipe came from. I realized I have a Bubba Gump cookbook, and lo and behold the exact same recipe almost word for word lol. Can't wait to try it.

mcallahan551 September 24, 2015

wow. Definitely too many for the 4 of us, but no one complained about taking them home. Light, not dense, flavorful and definitely going in my dinner party menu file. I'll use these with our seafood feeds and as a small, easy biscuit for the grandkids. I used chives instead of onions and it worked out great. Left out jalapenos, but putting them in next time. Great flexible recipe. Used 1 tsp baking powder for each cup of corn meal and flour, because I had no self rising in the pantry.

Bay Haven Inn July 25, 2015

These are sooo good and easy to make. I made medium size cakes (the size of crab cakes) and serve them with beans & rice. Wonderful!

coffcrmsug January 30, 2007