Recipe by Denise
"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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2 (8.5 ounce) packages
dry corn muffin mix (such as Jiffy®)
ground black pepper
1 (5 ounce) can
1 (14.75 ounce) can
vegetable oil for frying, or as needed
salt to taste
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Quick and Easy Hush Puppies
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 176
** Calories from Fat: 78
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