7 Tasty Hush Puppies

Hoppin' John Hush Puppies
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Who knew these bite-sized appetizers could be so versatile? Try these creative recipes for flavorful hush puppies.

01 of 07

Hoppin' John Hush Puppies

Hoppin' John Hush Puppies
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe: Hoppin' John Hush Puppies

A Lowcountry classic is transformed into a crispy, satisfying fritter.

02 of 07

Crab Cake Hush Puppies

Crab Cake Hush Puppies Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Crab Cake Hush Puppies

Serve these tasty hush puppies with your favorite rémoulade or cocktail sauce.

03 of 07

Hush Puppies

Peach-Ginger Slaw
Photo: Ian Bagwell; Prop Styling: Annette Joseph; Food Styling: Cynthia Groseclose 

Recipe: Hush Puppies

These crispy fritters are a summer classic and taste great with Malt Vinegar Mignonette or Buttermilk-Ranch-Herb Sauce.

04 of 07

Shrimp-and-Okra Hush Puppies

Shrimp-and-Okra Hush Puppies
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Shrimp-and-Okra Hush Puppies

Creole seasoning, okra, and shrimp add a delightful Southern taste and texture to these addictive cornbread bites.

05 of 07

Lela's Hush Puppies

Lela's Hush Puppies

Recipe: Lela's Hush Puppies

If you were raised on fried hush puppies made with a mix of all-purpose flour and cornmeal, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the light texture and bold flavors of this all-cornmeal version.

06 of 07

Hush Puppy Muffins

Hush Puppy Muffins
Photo: Beth Dreiling

Recipe: Hush Puppy Muffins

Baked in miniature muffin pans, these crisp, golden muffins deliver deep-fried flavor without all the fat.

07 of 07

Mississippi Hush Puppies

Mississippi Hush Puppies
Photo: Tina Cornett

Recipe: Mississippi Hush Puppies

This hush puppy recipe is a favorite of the Catfish Institute in Belzoni, Mississippi. Substituting beer for milk makes these lighter and tangier.

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