Spicy Jalapeno Hush Puppies

Spicy Jalapeno Hush Puppies Recipe

Spicy Jalapeno Hush Puppies Recipe. I’m not sure if it’s the heat, or the cheese, but there’s something about Jalapeno Hush Puppies that makes them irresistible.

These classic Southern bites are made with cornmeal, flour, onions, buttermilk, egg, cheddar cheese, jalapeno pepper, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper.

This deep fried treat is great as an appetizer, side dish, or snack. And they’re so easy to make – you can have them on your table in no time!

So if you’re looking for something spicy and delicious, give these a try. You won’t be disappointed!

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Spicy Jalapeno Hush Puppies

Nesting Lane Indulge
Spicy Jalapeno Hush Puppies Recipe. This deep fried treat is great as an appetizer, side dish, or snack. So if you're looking for something spicy and delicious, give these a try.
5 from 52 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Servings 5



  • Preheat deep fryer to 375° F.
  • Prepare a baking sheet by lining with paper towels.
  • In a mixing bowl, add yellow cornmeal, self-rising flour, green onion, buttermilk, eggs, cheddar cheese, onion, jalapeno pepper, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper.
  • Stir to mix well into a thick batter.
  • Dip two flatware tablespoons, into water to wet. Then pick up a portion of the batter between the two spoons.
  • In the preheated deep fryer, carefully drop the batter. Repeat for a few more.
  • Fry approximately 3 – 4 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
  • Remove the hush puppies and place on the paper towel lined baking sheet to drain.
  • Repeat in small batches until all of the batter has been used.


Calories: 221.2kcalCarbohydrates: 37.4gProtein: 8.4gFat: 4.4gSaturated Fat: 1.9gCholesterol: 50.2mgSodium: 814.5mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 3.7g
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