Hush Puppies

"Light golden balls of cornmeal teaming with lots and lots of flavor. Served in the south with fried fish and/or soups or salads"
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30 hush puppies




  • Mix meal, flour, egg, and milk.
  • This should be thick.
  • Add onion and bell pepper. Mix well.
  • Then add jalapeño and hot sauce.
  • Refrigerate until thicker.
  • Drop by spoonfuls off into the hot oil and fry until brown.
  • Very light and fluffy.
  • A hush puppy should not be packy.
  • This sounds hot but the frying makes the jalapeño sweet and the hot sauce only adds flavor.
  • Salt lightly after taking out of oil onto paper towels.
  • This is my own recipe.

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  1. This recipe is great but I made two versions of this, one with the pepper and hot sauce and one without. The ones without the hot sauce and pepper tasted more like Southern puppies and tasted better.
  2. I read the instructions several times to see where I went wrong, and decided that I'd done it exactly as given here. We didn't really care for it at all (unanimous). I was looking for a hushpuppie recipe and this isn't hushpuppies. Sorry, but I'd expect honest critique on my recipe just the same.
  3. Thank you Margie for a wonderful recipe. I was called upon to make the Hughpuppies for my sons annual fishfry. My mother was unable to make them for him this year - and I couldn't find her recipe. So I went searching and found yours. It was the hit of the party! Linda
  4. This didn't exactly taste like any hushpuppy I've ever had before. But the flavors were so awesome, and they were gobbled up so fast I can't give it any less than 5 stars. More of a corn fritter I would say, atleast the way they turned out at my house. Super hit with the group I served them to. And really easy to make. I will make these again...whatever I decide to call them! Thanks for a keeper recipe.
  5. The is the BEST hushpuppy recipe I've ever tried. It's not easy to find a good hushpuppy recipe, or at least it didn't use to be. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Leah H.


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