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Jalapeno Hushpuppies - These spicy little fried nuggets of cornmeal are the perfect companion to any fried fish!
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Jalapeno Hushpuppies

Jalapeno Hushpuppies - These spicy little-fried nuggets of cornmeal are the perfect companion to any fried fish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hush, hushpuppies, jalapeno, puppies, spicy
Servings: 12
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe


  • 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


  • 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.


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


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