Hawaiian Hush Puppies


This was given to me by a friend years ago. I have since tweaked it to my liking and think you will like it also. I have eaten it many times with fried tilapia. I call them Hawaiian hush puppies because that's what they remind me of with the pineapples and slight sweetness.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
50 hush puppies


  • oil for deep frying

  • 1 (15 ounce) can cream-style corn, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

  • 2 cups cornmeal

  • 1 cup self-rising flour

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup minced onion

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).

  2. Mix canned corn, pineapple, cornmeal, flour, Cheddar cheese, onion, sugar, eggs, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl.

  3. Drop as many teaspoonfuls of batter into the hot oil that the pan will allow; cook until golden brown or until they float to the top, about 5 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with any remaining batter.

Cook's Notes:

For thicker batter, use a little more cornmeal until the batter has the consistency of drop biscuits.

You can use your choice of shredded cheese.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

79 Calories
3g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Calories 79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 43mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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