Creole Hush Puppies

"The last time we fried catfish, I decided to try out this hush puppy recipe for a bit of a change. I used a can of mild Rotel tomatoes since I have small children, but you could use the hotter Rotel if you wish. This makes a lot of hush puppies, so you might want to halve the recipe. We really enjoyed the flavor of these...hope you will too! Recipe from Southern Living."
photo by Sharon the Rocket photo by Sharon the Rocket
photo by Sharon the Rocket
Ready In:
6 dozen




  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; stir together just until moistened.
  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven to 375°F.
  • Drop teaspoonfuls of batter into the hot oil and fry 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.

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  1. These were really good and my hubby really liked them but I had to leave out the corn as I can't have it. I agree that it makes a lot but hubby wanted to save leftovers because they were that good. He also wants me to try to use the recipe for baking in a pan as cornbread. Just might try it! I will use hot Rotel next time as they didn't have much zing with the mild. Thanks for a great recipe! Made for PAC 2008.
  2. I also scaled the recipe down for our household, and it made PLENTY! I used the tips from GW as I was unable to find self rising cornmeal too....these were wonderful- my DH loved them! We willbe using this as our default hus puppy recipe from now on! ;) Thanks for posting! **Aussie recipe swap #8 (2007)
  3. These are GREAT! I did have to improvise a bit. First I took your advise and cut the recipe in half. Half a recipe is still alot, but guess it would be difficult to make any further reductions... 1/2 of an egg? We don't have self-rising cornmeal in this part of the country so had to make my own...(2 cups Corn Meal, 1/4 cup flour 2 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder 1 tsp. salt). Only question I had was whether to drain the tomaotes. . . so, used a 1/2 can of Rotel tomatoes (without the juice). They were VERY tasty . . . even better than my Texan Momma use to make!
  4. I had a serious problem with this. It was a very loose batter, and when it poured out of the spoon into the hot oil, the "hush puppy" exploded. The only thing I did different than the recipe was cut it to 1 dozen, instead of six.



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