Spicy Louisiana Hush Puppies

hush puppies


1 1/2 cups self rising yellow cornmeal
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 Jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (2 tsp cayenne pepper can be substituted)
1/2 cup Buttermilk
2 Tbsp red onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp Red bell pepper, minced
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup Gouda Cheese or cheese of your choice
Oil for Deep frying


Mix cornmeal, sugar, Cajun seasonings, baking powder, and flour in large bowl. In a separate bowl add the eggs, first and whisk lightly, then the buttermilk, onion, bell pepper, garlic and chopped jalapenos and mix well. Work into the dry mixture until well incorporated. Then fold in the cheese. With a melon scoop, drop by scoopfuls into hot oil, or in a cast iron skillet. Deep fry until golden brown at a steady 350 degrees. This should only take about 2 minutes or so. Drain on paper towels. Serve with seafood on the side.