Bubba Gump Southern Hush Puppies

“These are really good hush puppies. This recipe is quite different than most recipes I have tried. The cream corn, cheese and jalapeno peppers really make these hush puppies special. I got this recipe from an old church cookbook I found one day in the attic.”
3 1/2 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 12 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 (17 ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Combine eggs and milk; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
  3. Stir in cheese, pepper, corn, and onion.
  4. Do not overstir.
  5. Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a small dutch oven.
  6. Heat to 375°F.
  7. Carefully drop batter by rounded tablespoons into oil.
  8. Fry hush puppies a few at a time 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.
  9. Drain on paper towels.

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