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shrimp hush puppies

Shrimp Hush Puppies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 Cornmeal
  • ½ Cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon Granulated sugar (optional)
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Cayenne pepper (use less or more)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Egg white
  • ¾ - 1 Cup Buttermilk (or milk)
  • ¼ Cup Cooked Shrimp (deveined, chopped)
  • 2 Green onion (diced)
  • Oil for frying
  • Sauce for serving


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients; flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, garlic powder, sugar, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Whisk and set aside.

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  2. Heat oil in a skillet/Dutch/fryer over medium heat, heat to about 350 degrees F. While the oil is getting hot, chop the green onion, shrimps, also add one egg to the buttermilk or milk ( Firstly add the 3/4 cup of the buttermilk/milk if it's too thick for you then add more) and whisk. Whisk the white egg to stiff peak using a whisk or hand mixer and set aside

    shrimp hush puppies
  3. Add the egg mixture to cornmeal ingredients.

    shrimp hush puppies
  4. Add the shrimps and green onion and gently mix.

    shrimp hush puppies
  5. Gently fold in egg white to combine, don’t overmix. I like to use extra egg white to get fluffy hush puppies, but you can use just one egg if you don’t want to add the egg white.

    shrimp hush puppies
  6. If you don’t have a thermometer to test the oil, gently drop a dollop size of the mixture into the oil, if it floats and doesn’t turn brown immediately it’s hot enough to use. This will also help you to check the seasoning before frying the whole batch.

  7. Fry the hush puppies on both sides (flip just once) until golden brown.

    shrimp hush puppies
  8. Drain on paper towels and repeat the process until you you finish the batter, but before you fry the next batch make sure the oil is hot enough to fry. So, bring the oil back to 350 degrees F. each time.

    shrimp hush puppies
  9. Serve 

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  10. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

For the sauce, I used mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. You can serve with tartar sauce too.