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Creole Hush Puppies

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MAKES
7 dozen
PREP
15 Min
COOK TIME
8 Min

These Creole Hush Puppies are a definite thumbs up in our family. These fried balls of yummy goodness are so golden, crispy, and ooh so good.

What You'll Need

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 (14-2/3-ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 (I0-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 5 cups self-rising yellow cornmeal
  • 3 onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped (see Note)
  • oil

What to Do

  1. Stir together first 5 ingredients. Add cornmeal, and stir just until moistened. Add onions and peppers; stir well.
     
  2. Pour oil to a depth of 2-inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 360 degrees F. Drop batter by level tablespoonfuls into hot oil; fry hush puppies, a few at a time, 3 to 4 minutes or until golden, turning once.

Notes

Use a small ice cream scoop (measures 4 teaspoons) to drop the batter into hot oil for frying. You can also use a measuring tablespoon or a dinner tablespoon, though they might not be quite as round. These hush puppies freeze well up to 3 months. When you're ready to eat, thaw them in a small batches in the microwave at HIGH 1 minute. Then place on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake at 450 degrees F for 4 minutes or until crispy. It's best to use rubber gloves when seeding and chopping jalapenos. The seeds and veins in them are hot and can burn your hands.

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Can this batter be frozen before frying

Hi there. Sorry, but you can't freeze the batter before frying.

These are so much better than plain hush puppies I've had. I don't eat fried foods often, but every once in a while, I need to indulge and I take others down with me! lol These are loaded with filling and flavor and even kids like them if you cut back on the jalapeno and remove seeds. I use peanut oil for frying because it can get hotter without burning and it means less oil is soaked up in the food. They stayed crispy keeping them warm in the oven, and that freed me up to make them ahead of time so I could visit with my company instead of in the kitchen frying.

I haven't made this one yet, but are there any onions or scallions in this recipe?

Hi there! Yes, this recipe calls for 3 onions.

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