Rating: 4.14 stars
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

I don't normally like hush puppies. They are generally too dry, too dense, and too bland for my taste. After tasting some in a restaurant that I actually liked, I decided to come up with a recipe of my own. This one deliberately uses stuff right out of the pantry so that it can be whipped up quickly and served fast.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix corn muffin mix, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a bowl until blended.

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  • Stir eggs and evaporated milk into dry ingredients until moistened.

  • Stir cream-style corn into mixture to make a moist batter. Let batter stand while oil heats.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Gently drop a teaspoon of batter at a time into the hot oil, staying as close to the oil as possible to avoid splattering. Fry hush puppies until golden brown, about 3 minutes per batch.

  • Remove hush puppies with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Sprinkle with salt if desired.

Cook's Notes:

This recipe is written for the Jiffy(R) corn muffin mix, which is very sweet. If you use another brand the balance of flavors will be off and you will likely need to adjust the seasonings.

If the hush puppies are not done enough, you can put them in the microwave for 30 seconds to finish them.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 21.5g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 30.4mg; sodium 460.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2012
My family loves sweet hush puppies with corn so this recipe was right up our alley! I did add a little flour to thicken the batter and I left out the cayenne (for my little ones). I will use this recipe again but I will cut it in half. The yield was way too much for us. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2012
this is a decent recipe. it's a little soupy, which is why i gave it a 3 star. you have to be careful when putting it in the oil. i did things a little different, i upped the spices (all of them) to give it more flavor and i also added some corn starch to thicken it. but you can also you flour. over all it turned out pretty good and i think i will definitely be using this hush puppy recipe again. Read More
(10)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2012
My family loves sweet hush puppies with corn so this recipe was right up our alley! I did add a little flour to thicken the batter and I left out the cayenne (for my little ones). I will use this recipe again but I will cut it in half. The yield was way too much for us. Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2012
this is a decent recipe. it's a little soupy, which is why i gave it a 3 star. you have to be careful when putting it in the oil. i did things a little different, i upped the spices (all of them) to give it more flavor and i also added some corn starch to thicken it. but you can also you flour. over all it turned out pretty good and i think i will definitely be using this hush puppy recipe again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2015
We loved this with adjustments - cut in half to 1 box jiffy mix, 1/4 cup buttermilk instead of the canned milk, Used can of whole Kernel sweet corn (drained) or 1 cup frozen whole kernel sweet corn works great too, 1 tsp for all seasonings, replaced Cayenne pepper with Weber Cajun Seasoning. 2nd batch tried it with Weber Lemon Herb seasoning **delish** my son couldnt get enough of them. We also used this recipe as a base and increased the buttermilk to thin and make a batter for fried zucchini, which was a huge hit. Definitely a keeper recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2015
These were amazing! Neither myself nor my husb care for hush puppies but we loved these that we made to go with our fish fry. Guests loved them too. Because others said the batter was too runny (and it was) I left out an egg (I used 2 large ones) and used 1/2 c. milk. I added flour till it was the right consistency about 1 to 1-1/2 c. I will make these again even if I am not having a fish fry! This made quite a few using a small cookie scoop and cooked up to golf ball sized. You could easily half the recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2015
Add three boxes of Jiffy mix and they will be perfect Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2013
I did take another reviewer's suggestion and add a little flour to thicken the batter (I didn't measure I just added until it was the consistancy I was looking for)--it was quite wet without the additional flour. I also threw in a few chopped green onions. Very easy to prepare the hardest part about it was the frying and not because it was hard only time consuming. We used this as a side for Ham Bone Chowder as "dippers"--NO leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2015
As written these are too wet to hold their shape in the oil (I tried lol) so adding some flour to the mix to thicken it up is the perfect remedy (for a 1/2 recipe I think I added between 1/3 and 1/2 cup flour but judge for yourself)! These are VERY tasty and light just like proper hush puppies should be IMO. I did halve the recipe but still used 1 teaspoon each of the garlic and onion powders which gave these great flavor. I will def be making these again! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2016
The corn really makes this recipe! My kids were eating them as fast as I could make 'em! I did alter it just a bit since I do not use mixes hence I grabbed my fav cornbread recipe and just mixed up the dry ingredients which included 1/4 c. sugar. From there I followed this except that I also omitted the cayenne. I used melted coconut oil to take the guilt out of frying. Tasted great! Will be making this again! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2016
It was great taste good added some cornmeal to get the consistency I was looking for. Read More