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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mississippi Hush Puppies


 Hush-puppies were never a favorite of mine until I became an adult. Now I really enjoy a side of "bread" as I eat my seafood! These aren't just your typical cornmeal flavored hush-puppies, these are exploding with flavor from the green pepper, jalpeno and oinon that is added! They are super simple and are quick to make. I made them first, then threw them into the oven to stay warm until my shrimp were done. They also warm up nicely for left overs!




  • 1 cup self-rising cornmeal mix
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1/2 cup milk or beer  (Substituting beer for milk makes these lighter and tangier)
  • 1/2 cup diced onion 
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
  •  A few splashes of your favorite hot sauce
  • Vegetable oil 


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl, and make a well in center of mixture.
  2. Combine egg and next 4 ingredients, stirring well; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
  3. Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven or large saucepan; heat to 375°.
  4. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls into hot oil, and fry in batches 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; serve immediately.

    I hope you guys will try these! They are a perfect side to shrimp and fish!! We loved the extra spice to them and the flavor that the green pepper and onion add! A must try! 


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