Prep Time
10 Mins
Stand Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
6 Mins
Makes 1 1/2 dozen

This recipe was adapted from a favorite of The Catfish Institute in Belzoni, Mississippi. Substituting beer for milk makes these lighter and tangier.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.

Step 2

Add egg and milk to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Stir in jalapeño. Let stand 10 minutes.

Step 3

Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°.

Step 4

Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls into hot oil, and fry, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels; serve immediately.

Step 5

Note: Keep fried hushpuppies warm in oven at 225° for up to 15 minutes. For testing purposes only, we used White Lily Self-Rising White Cornmeal Mix.

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