Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crab Hush Puppies


You can't beat Paula Deen for the best southern recipes. 

Hush puppies are one of my favorite things to go with seafood . . . I love them plain, but have never tried anything like this before . . . and I can't wait to try them with the addition of crab meat.  These would make great appetizers. 

She made these awesome crab hush puppies on a recent episode of Paula's Home Cooking on the Food Network . . . I had to look it up and share it.

My variation . . . add some kind of hot pepper!

Ingredients

  • Oil, for frying
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon minced thyme
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup very fine bacon crumbles
  • 1 pound fresh picked blue crabmeat

Directions

In a Dutch oven, heat oil to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, thyme, baking powder, salt, garlic pepper, baking soda and cayenne pepper.
In a small bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, and sour cream. Add to cornmeal mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in onions, bacon, and crabmeat.
Dip spoon into water and then a spoonful of the hushpuppy mixture. This will allow mixture to easily fall off the spoon. Drop by tablespoonfuls into hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

7 comments:

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

you're killin' this old Weight Watcher's girl with this mouth watering recipe! I agree about the pepper! I'll eat these vicariously through YOU! :)

Catherine said...

Dear Gina, I love all of your blogs! I do agree I like Paula also. She doesn't spare any ingredient. I like that. The hush puppies sound great. I like that you added some spice. Blessings, Catherine xo

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Wow, it looks so delicious and yummy. Can't wait to try your wonderful recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Grampy said...

Looks and sounds good Gina. I love your blogs. I would also like to join you in Florida.LOL I have this blog featured on my Thursday Recipe post this week.

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Kristen said...

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Susanmeep said...

I would love to make this!

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