These are one of Mr. Awesome’s absolute favorite things to eat when we have a seafood night. They are so much better than store-bought mix brand and you can make them to your liking. I couldn’t find my recipe box the other day so I just whipped up a batch of the storebought kind and Mr. Awesome knew right away that something was different.
I got this recipe a long time ago when I was working at a small restaurant. The cook was such a sweet old lady and she shared quite a few ‘secrets’ with me that have helped me over the years. I have since added a few touches to this recipe which have helped to make this a family favorite!
- 1 c. self-rising cornmeal
- 1/2 c. self-rising flour
- 1 T. sugar or honey
- 1 egg
- 1 c. milk
Choose one or two of the following ingredients to make your hushpuppies extra special:
- 1 med. onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1/2 – 1 whole jalapeno, deseeded and finely chopped
- 1/3 c. diced Rotel tomatoes with peppers
- 1/3 c. sweet corn, chopped coarsely
- dash cayenne pepper
Mix everything together.
You can make this ahead of time and refrigerate for an hour or two before frying.
Drop by Tablespoons into HOT oil. (350-370).
Fry for 3-5 minutes, carefully flipping if needed, until golden brown.
Make sure not to crowd your fryer and be sure to have a pan or tray, lined with paper towels, ready to put the cooked hushpuppies on to drain… nobody likes soggy puppies!
Let cool for a few minutes and then ENJOY!