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cajun hush puppies

Cajun Hush Puppies

Deep fried cajun hush puppies make the perfect appetizer or side dish. This recipe has the perfect amount of flavor.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 15 hush puppies
Calories: 81kcal



  • First, start by heating up enough oil in a pot to submerge the hush puppies. The oil temperature should reach 365 degrees F before you can start frying.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, corn meal, salt, granulated garlic, cajun seasoning, baking powder, baking soda and sugar. Whisk together to mix.
  • Add the egg to the corn meal mixture and pour in the buttermilk and oil. Whisk together to combine.
  • Finely grate or mince the onion.
  • Fold the onion into the batter with a spatula so you don’t over mix.
  • Scoop 2 tbsp of the batter using a cookie scoop and drop it into the hot oil. Do not over crowd the pan, otherwise the temperature of the oil will drop. I usually fry about 5 at a time but this could vary depending on the size of your pot.
  • Fry the cajun hush puppies for 3-4 minutes or until you achieve a golden brown color on all sides. Flip them throughout the process so that all sides cook evenly.
  • Transfer them to a paper towel lined plate to soak up the excess oil.
  • Finally, garnish with fresh parsley if desired and serve.


  • If you’re new to deep frying, I recommend using a kitchen thermometer to measure the oil’s temperature. The oil should be between 365-370 degrees F for best results.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan, otherwise the oil temperature will drop and that may cause your hush puppies to become soggy.
  • Serve with butter and alongside any entree you’d like.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg