Sweet Corn Hush Puppies

Southern Kitchen

Sweet Corn Hush Puppies

Serves: 24

Hands On Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


1 cup self-rising cornmeal

1/2 cup self-rising flour

1/2 small onion, finely chopped

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/4 cup canned creamed corn

3/4 cup water

1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons beer

Oil for deep fryer


Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the cornmeal and flour. Stir in onion, egg and corn. Add water and beer and form into a stiff batter.

Shape batter into small balls using a small ice cream scoop. Fry in single-layer batches in hot oil until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Serve hot.


Per hush puppy: 82 calories (percent of calories from fat, 67), 1 gram protein, 6 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 6 grams fat, 8 milligrams cholesterol, 106 milligrams sodium.

About the recipe

There’s nothing so addictive as a good hush puppy. The secret to the success of this recipe involves creamed corn and just the right amount of beer. 

We used Silver Queen brand for the canned creamed corn in this recipe. 

Recipe courtesy of Catfish Hollow Restaurant in Newnan, Ga.