Jalapeno Hushpuppies

Jalapeno Hushpuppies are a requirement with all of our fried fish or shrimp.  It’s a must!  They are spicy, crispy, golden brown little nuggets of fried cornbread heaven.  No fish fry is complete without them.

Jalapeno Hushpuppies stacked up in a basket.

We recently had these with our Beer Battered Fish.  If you are going to be deep frying fish anyway, throw in some of these bad boys.  I promise you won’t regret it.

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Jalapeno Hushpuppies

jalapeno hushpuppies batter in a metal bowl

Whisk together the eggs and buttermilk, in a large mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, then add the onion and jalapeño peppers and stir until incorporated and the batter is thick.

Fill a heavy-bottomed pot (Dutch oven) or deep fryer with few inches of oil. Heat the oil for frying to 360 degrees F.

Scoop with a cookie dough scoop (or spoon).  The cookie dough scoop just helps keep them as round as possible.

Working in batches, drop the batter, 1 tablespoon at a time, into the hot oil, being careful to not overcrowd the pot.

Fry until deep golden on all sides, turning in the oil for even cooking, about 5 minutes. Transfer the hush puppies to drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt (if desired) while hot.

Sorry I didn’t get a photo of the frying method. I was a little busy…ok, I forgot.

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Jalapeno Hushpuppies in a basket lined with paper

Simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. It takes less than 5 minutes to mix the batter and only about 5 minutes of frying time.

Fast and easy jalapeno hushpuppies! It’s a perfect side dish for fish or shrimp dinners.

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Hush Puppies Recipes

Jalapeno Hushpuppies stacked up in a basket.

Jalapeno Hushpuppies

Jalapeno Hushpuppies – These spicy little-fried nuggets of cornmeal are the perfect companion to any fried fish!
4.91 from 20 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hush, hushpuppies, jalapeno, puppies, spicy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Leigh Harris

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped jalapeno peppers (as desired)
  • canola or vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  • Whisk together the eggs and buttermilk, in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, then add the onion and jalapenos and stir until incorporated and the batter is thick.
  • In a heavy-bottomed pot (Dutch oven) or deep fryer, heat enough oil to come halfway up the sides of the pot, to 360 degrees F.
  • Working in batches, drop the batter, 1 tablespoon (I use a cookie dough scoop) at a time, into the oil, being careful to not overcrowd the pot. Fry until deep golden on all sides, turning in the oil for even cooking, about 5 minutes. Transfer the hush puppies to a paper towel-lined dish and sprinkle with salt (if desired) while hot.

Notes

This recipe yields about 12 to 15 pieces, depending on the scoop size.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 6.9mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg

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66 Comments

  1. Visiting from Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

    Oooh, my husband is going to LOVE these! He’s a jalapeno kind of a guy. Of course, our oldest (19) likes to eat hot foods too. If I walk in the house and my eyes start to water, I know one or both of them is making something in the kitchen!

    Here’s my Inspire Me Monday!5 stars

  2. I love hushpuppies, and anything spicy, so this combo is perfect! And you’re right, if the grease is already hot, there’s no reason not to make hushpuppies. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have never made hush puppies! Maybe I should give it a go. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing at FTAF, pinned!

  4. I love hushpuppies, and you twist on it is so clever! I’m definitely going to try this soon. Thank you for sharing such a great recipe with us on #shinebloghop! Have a great day 🙂

  5. These little bag boys look awesome. We don’t have a deep fat fryer, so I don’t think I’ll be making them any time soon, but I’m pretty sure I’d love them.

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #LifeLovingLinkie

  6. These hushpuppies are killer, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning, tweeting and featuring on this week’s hop.

  7. Hey Erin! So excited to let you know your jalapeno hushpuppies are one of my features tomorrow morning on You Link It, We Make it! Thanks so much for such a great recipe – have a fabulous day!

  8. Oh my gosh, I love hush puppies! But I haven’t had them forever. I don’t know how I forgot about them. I never dreamed of adding jalapenos into these little bready, fried pieces of Heaven. But I am pinning this recipe so that we can have these the next time we have fish and chips. I am so excited my stomach’s growling right now!5 stars

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