These Shrimp Hush Puppies Are Doggone Delicious!

7 months ago


What’s so special about shrimp hush puppies? Though often considered to be as a savory snack or as a side dish for seafood, this deep-fried cornmeal ball has come a long way from its beginning as a treat for hunting dogs to stop from making noises, hence the noise. Usually made out of cornmeal another way to make hush puppies is to make it with pancake mix. Not bad for a dish that was once considered to be dog food.


Makes 3-4 servings

1 cup All-purpose flour
¾ cup Cornmeal or pulverized taco chips
¼ cup Cornstarch
1 ½ tsps Baking powder
1 tsp McCormick Iodized Salt
½ tsp McCormick Black Pepper Ground
½ tsp McCormick Cayenne Pepper
½ tsp McCormick Spanish Paprika

½ cup Milk
1 Egg
1 tsp Chopped scallions
¼ cup Grated garlic
½ kilo Medium-sized shrimps, peeled, deveined, and roughly chopped
¼-½ cup Water
Cooking oil, for deep-frying

  1. Combine all of the dry mix ingredients in a bowl. Add milk, egg, garlic, scallions, and shrimps into the dry ingredients and mix quickly until the batter becomes pasty but not dry. If mixture is dry, add about ¼-½ cup water. Add the water a spoonful at a time, to prevent mixture from getting runny.
  2. Pour cooking oil, about three inches deep, into a pot set on medium-high heat. Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop the batter then gently drop into the cooking oil to deep-fry. Cook until all sides are golden brown.
  3. Place fried hush puppies on a rack or on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil. Serve with Onion and Chive Dip.


1-2 Tbsps Butter
¼ cup Thinly-sliced white onions
½ cup Sour cream
¼ cup Mayonnaise
¼ cup Chopped chives or scallions
McCormick Iodized Salt, to season
McCormick Black Pepper Ground, to season
Dash of hot sauce

  1. Melt butter in a pan over low heat and sauté onions until soft and slightly caramelized. Turn off heat and transfer caramelized onions to a bowl.
  2. Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, chives or scallions, with caramelized onions. Season with salt, black pepper, and hot sauce.

Recipe by Marie Villanueva Pascual
Photographed by Floyd Jhocson of Studio 100


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