Best Recipes for Hush Puppies

My recipes for hush puppies include many different ideas you may use to create a different flavored hush puppy that goes with fish, pork, or chicken.  

I also include a homemade Jiffy cornbread mix recipe at the end of the page, so there is no need to go to the store to buy a box when you can make it from home. 

Recipes for Hush Puppies

Recipes for Hush Puppies

Moist Jalapeno Hush Puppy Recipe

1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
2 TBS granulated sugar
16 oz can creamed corn
1 onion, finely minced or grated
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp melted butter
2 TBS minced jalapeno (or to taste)
oil for frying

Heat oil.

Mix ingredients together and drop by heaping tablespoons into hot oil.  Fry until golden brown.

Beer Battered Fish Fry Recipe

These beauties are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.  A real treat.

Garlic and Onion Hush Puppy Recipe

2 cups cornmeal
2 TBS flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion tops
1 egg yolk
1 cup buttermilk
8 egg whites
oil for frying

Mix the first six ingredients together.  Add the sweet and green onion.  Mix the egg yolk and the buttermilk together and add to the mixture.

Heat enough oil in a pan to cover teaspoon-full sized hush puppy mixture. 

Whip the egg whites until it forms stiff peaks and fold into the mixture.

Drop batter into hot oil and fry until golden brown.  Drain on paper towel or a paper bag. 

Hush Puppy Recipe using Jiffy Mix

Recipes for Hush Puppies using Jiffy Mix

2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix (recipe below)
1/4 cup grated sweet onion
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup creamed corn
2 TBS jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
oil for frying

Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet or deep fat fryer.

Mix ingredients together and drop by tablespoon full in the hot oil.  Cook until golden brown and drain on paper towels.

Homemade Jiffy Cornbread Mix Recipe

Homemade Jiffy Cornbread Mix Recipe

2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
2 TBS granulated sugar
1 TBS baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 TBS melted butter

Mix the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.  Whisk in the melted butter and mix until dry mixture is smooth and lump free.

If a recipe is calling for a box of Jiffy cornbread mix, add the above mixed ingredients to the recipe.

To make the muffins add the following:

1 egg
1/3 cup milk (or more)

Mix together.

To make corn muffins, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Spray the muffin tin and fill half full with batter.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes.  Makes 6 muffins.

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Optional Additions:

1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
2 TBS jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 ounces canned chilies, drained


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