Shrimp Hushpuppies

Hushpuppies are a popular side dish in the Southern tradition, But you can love them no matter where you live. Shrimp makes these morsels party-worthy!

Shrimp Hushpuppies

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  • 7

    ounces cooked shrimp

  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1

    cup yellow cornmeal

  • ¾

    cup self-rising flour

  • 1

    teaspoon salt, plus

  • ½

    teaspoon cayenne powder

  • ½

    teaspoon paprika

  • 1

    cup milk

  • 1

    whole egg

  • 1

    whole small vidalia onion, minced

  • 3

    whole celery stalks minced

  • ¼

    cup chives, minced

  • Oil, for frying


Cut shrimp into small pieces. Season with salt and pepper and set aside so the flavor can seep in. Meanwhile, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, 1 teaspoon salt, cayenne, paprika. Add milk and egg and stir. Add onions, celery, chives, and shrimp and stir with a wooden spoon. The batter should be thick. Preheat oil to 350°F. When the oil is ready, use a mini cookie scooper to scoop some of the batter and carefully lower into the hot oil. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown, then place on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. When ready, eat!


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