Hands down, the BEST hush puppies I have EVER had, let alone made! Way better than many restaurants' versions I have had in the past; soft & moist, similar to "donut holes", but of course with the corn & onion included. (I left out the jalapeno, but I'm sure that works fine for those who like a spicier version.) I suspect the batter, minus the whole kernel corn & chopped onion, would also work well for corn dogs.<br/>The catfish was also excellent, & VERY simple to make! I had never tried the Louisiana Fish Fry before, but I am definitely hooked now. It went a lot farther than I expected, too; I used less than half a bag for 2-3 lbs of catfish, and there was plenty left over. My son doesn't like fish, so I'm going to try using it with chicken breast strips or tenders next time, as well as the fish.<br/>Both recipes are definitely a keeper!
Loved this, although I had to change quite a bit based on my pantry... So here goes... No creamed corn, so a cup of frozen corn that I mashed up with a stick blender... To get the moisture back I mixed in a can of cream of celery soup, and used a full cup of flour rather than 3/4. Had to use dried onion rather than fresh, and left out the jalapeno just as a personal preference and so the kids would eat it. To get a little more spice I added about a quarter teaspoon fresh ground pepper and a bit of Old Bay. My husband, who HATES hush puppies, ate 3 of these, which I made very large. Will definitely make again with my changes.
LOVED IT!!! I only eat fried catfish(as far as fish goes) but have never been able to fry it for myself just the way I like it.I've always had to go out and buy it already fried(luckily, I live in south Louisiana) :) but now I can do it whenever I like! And for the hushpuppies- my fiance said he never liked them- 'til now. I agreed-they were awesome!!He was almost finished ( 4 pieces of fish and MANY hushpuppies) before I had a chance to sit down at the table. I left the whole kernal corn(for DD) and the jalapenoes( for FIL) out of the hushpuppies. To the fish I added garlic powder and Tony's to the breading.It was WONDERFUL!! We might have this again tomorrow since it's Good Friday! ;)
Turned out great and my whole family enjoyed this! I also made Cracker Barrel Green Beans Cracker Barrel Green beans and it seemed to compliment it very well. Next time I make this recipe I think i'll at a little cajun seasonings to the catfish to give it a little more ump. Thanks for posting!
Absolutely wonderful. They were fluffy and delicious. I added a lot more jalapenos 'cause we like spice. Thanks for a great recipe, it's a keeper.
old school baby! just like down south.
.....GREAT FOOD and even better company!!!
I only made the hush puppies as I love them (now hubby does too) and they turned out so good, just the way I remember them being when I was a kid. Thanks for the recipe and needless to say, I'll be making the catfish as soon as I can!
I made the hush puppies to go with my pork roast on the weekend, the only thing I did different was I doubled the recipe, fryed them in Canola oil, added in salt and pepper and increased the jalapeno peppers, I made them in advance and just crisped them up in the oven before dinner. We all enjoyed them very much, they are so light and fluffy, a wonderful addition to my dinner, Thanx Dee for sharing!....Kitten:)