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Quick and Easy Hush Puppies Recipe
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Quick and Easy Hush Puppies

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"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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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Mix corn muffin mix, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a bowl until blended.
  2. Stir eggs and evaporated milk into dry ingredients until moistened.
  3. Stir cream-style corn into mixture to make a moist batter. Let batter stand while oil heats.
  4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. 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.
  6. Remove hush puppies with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Sprinkle with salt if desired.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • This recipe is written for the Jiffy® 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.

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Apr 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.

Apr 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.

Apr 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.

Feb 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. :)

Jun 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.


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  • Calories
  • 176 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 461 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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