Jalapeño-Pineapple Hush Puppies

Bite into these Jalapeño-Pineapple Hush Puppies and you'll get a bit of heat that's offset by the sweetness of the fruit.


Makes 8 to 10 servings (about 2 dozen hush puppies)
Total time: 35 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes


Vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups self-rising white cornmeal mix
3/4 cup self-rising flour
3/4 cup diced sweet onion (about 1/2 medium onion)
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup canned pineapple tidbits
2 to 3 Tbsp. seeded and diced jalapeño pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups buttermilk


1. Pour oil to depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Combine cornmeal and next 5 ingredients. Add egg and buttermilk; stir just until moistened. Let stand 10 minutes.

2. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls into hot oil, and fry, in 3 batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Keep warm in a 200° oven.

July 2012
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