Crispy Andouille Hush Puppies


This crunchy, savory bite is a delicious dockside starter.

Crispy Andouille Hush Puppies
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 to 10 servings


  • Vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ cups self-rising white cornmeal

  • 1 cup diced andouille sausage

  • ¾ cup self-rising flour

  • ¾ cup finely chopped sweet onion

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • cup lager beer

  • cup buttermilk


  1. Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°F. Stir together cornmeal and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Add egg, beer, and buttermilk; stir just until moistened. Let stand 10 minutes.

  2. Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, drop batter into hot oil, and fry, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels. Keep warm in a 200°F oven.


This recipe was updated in July 2022 to correct missing ingredient amounts.

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