Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Makes about 32

Serve these Crab Cake Hush Puppies with your favorite rémoulade or cocktail sauce for tasty appetizers. Hush puppies, a Southern classic made by deep-frying a cornmeal batter gets a seafood makeover. Served with a creamy, thick dipping sauce, these salty critters are a great option for a potluck meal or an appetizer that serves to impress. Freeze any leftovers and defrost up to 3 months later.

How to Make It

Stir together cornmeal mix, flour, green onions, bell pepper, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in crabmeat, egg, and beer until just moistened. Let stand 10 minutes. Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 360°. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil, and fry, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Serve with your favorite rémoulade or cocktail sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

Dough21's Review

July 19, 2014
No one seems to talk about whether this recipe is any good, or not, they seem to just crab about what they don't like in the ingredients. I think the recipe is very good and easy to make. There. A real review!

RedHatMilli's Review

July 18, 2014
1 CUP OF SELF-RISING CORNMEAL: mix together 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup + 3 tablespoon yellow or white cornmeal. I use ginger ale in place of beer as I always have it in the house.

Charlene2098's Review

July 19, 2014
This sound wonderful. I live on Cape Cod and my Husband dives for Lobsters. I am going to try it with lobster. I bet it will be awesome. Thanks for the recipe. :)


February 14, 2016
make that...oh hell yeah! real fresh crab and a cheap can of Busch beer. fairly easy to make and damn tasty

Bevmknight's Review

July 20, 2014
This was so delicious! Unhealthy, sure, but heavenly. I added baking powder and salt instead of using self rising for and cornmeal. I even used gluten free flour and it was just great! You'll thank me later.

elinor3's Review

July 16, 2013
Singeli, you can probably use club soda or sparkling water for the effervescence that the beer provides.

camlin's Review

July 14, 2013

wimpylou's Review

June 21, 2012

Catpaddle's Review

June 20, 2012
Self-rising white cornmeal mix??? That's a new one! What can I substitute--I have grits.

Singeli's Review

June 20, 2012
Is there any substitute for the beer? I don't care much for the taste of beer.