Jalapeno Hushpuppies

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Servings: 36 hushpuppies
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 1/2 quarts peanut oil, for frying
1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal
1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (7-ounce) can diced jalapeno peppers, drained or 3/4 cup fresh jalapenos, seeded and finely diced
1 (15-ounce) can creamed corn
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Paula Deen’s Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce, for dipping, optional





Heat the oil to 350 degrees F. in a deep-fryer or Dutch oven.

In a 1-quart mixing bowl, stir the cornmeal, flour, onion, jalapeno, corn, and eggs, until blended. Allow to stand 5 minutes.

Drop the batter by teaspoonfuls into the hot oil. Don’t overcrowd; leave room for the hushpuppies to be turned. Cook the hushpuppies until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Keep the cooked hushpuppies warm in an oven while cooking the remaining batter. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste, and transfer them to a serving dish. Serve with Paula Deen’s Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce, if desired.

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Reader Comments:


Can't wait to try these. My Mama's Mexican Cornbread is the exact same ingredients (plus buttermilk) so I know these will be great too!

By Lindsay on August 28, 2012


I have all the ingredients to make these and the sauce, so I put a pot of chili on and decided that I would make these to go along...will let you know how my hubby likes them.

By Ava on October 20, 2011


I first learned of hushpuppies back in the early 1950s, when I was too young to cook, and I never forgot how delicious they were. Now, at 70+, I can make them myself! Thank you sooooo much, Paula! I watch your cooking show every day, and learn something from nearly every one. I love to cook, and I'm a good cook as well. Thanks again....Carol in Keene, New Hampshire.

By Carol Starkey on October 19, 2011


These are the easiest, lightest hushpuppies ever!! Delicious. 5 stars

By Martha Hall on March 19, 2011


Paula, I think your great I just love your attitude twards everything. If I purchace one of your cook books would you personalize it to me? Capt. Steve

By Captain Steve Baese on January 20, 2011

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