Jalapeño Cheddar Crab Hushpuppies

Jason Gelrud

This recipe was entered in our We ♥ Local Cornmeal recipe contest by Jason Gelrud.  Jason says,"This is a great twist on the classic hush puppy."

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

0 minutes


4 Servings


1 cup cornmeal (yellow)
1 1⁄2 tablespoons flour, all-purpose
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt, coarse (kosher)
1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄2 cup buttermilk
1 egg (beaten)
1 pepper, jalapeño (chopped, seeded)
1 cup cheese, cheddar (sharp)
1⁄4 pound crab meat (lump)
  canola oil (for frying)


In a large bowl sift together cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

In a separate bowl whisk together buttermilk, eggs and jalapeno and cheese.

Pour egg mixture into cornmeal/flour mixture and stir just until combined.

Heat oil on medium high heat, using a thermometer, to 350°. Using a tablespoon drop batter, in batches into oil and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and keep warm in oven until ready to serve.