Make Our Beer-Battered Hushpuppies
Learn to Make these Beer-Battered Hushpuppies ~ Southern Residential Leasing
Everyone loves hushpuppies – they are a staple at our local seafood restaurants, but have you ever tried to make them? Surprisingly easy to make, this popular side dish is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. We took ours a step further and fried them in a beer batter for a seasonal twist on a classic recipe. Make your own beer-battered hushpuppies with your favorite beer, whether sourced from the store or your favorite local brewery. After all, breweries are plentiful here on the Gulf Coast!
If you’re looking to order some next time you go out to eat, you’re in luck as you can find these just about anywhere. Our Fort Walton Beach residents can get them at Stewby’s Seafood Shanty, and those staying in one of our Destin long-term rentals can enjoy them at The Crab Trap.
Want to make beer-battered hushpuppies yourself? Let’s get started!
Makes 8 hushpuppies
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
- 1/2 cups cornmeal
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 4 tsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1/2 cup very finely chopped sweet onion
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 3/4 cup of your favorite beer
- Canola oil for frying
LET’S GET COOKIN’!
- Combine cornmeal, all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk, then add in onion and beaten eggs until thoroughly combined.
- Slowly pour in the beer, whisking together until your mixture has no lumps in it. Let rest for about 30 minutes to let all of the bubbles go down.
- In a sturdy pot, pour oil until it fills about 2-3 inches of the pan. Heat until 350 degrees Fahrenheit (tip: use a meat thermometer to gauge how hot the oil is).
- Measure out your hushpuppies in balls as big or as small as you would like. Working in batches, carefully lower the batter into the oil and fry for about 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Be sure to watch carefully and rotate them so they cook all the way through.
- Using a slotted spoon or spider strainer, transfer to a cooling rack or paper towel-lined baking sheet. Allow at least 15 minutes to cool before eating.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!