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Shrimp and Okra Hush Puppies

In this classic adapted from Southern Living, shrimp, okra, and aromatic vegetables combine in cornmeal batter to yield golden-brown fried hush puppies.

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Ingredients

number of servings
1
  • 1 Cup self-rising yellow cornmeal mix Added to
  • 12 Cup self-rising flour Added to
  • 1 Cup medium-size raw shrimp, chopped Added to
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning Added to
  • 14 Cup diced red onion Added to
  • 14 Cup frozen diced red bell pepper Added to
  • 14 Cup diced celery Added to
  • 12 Cup sliced okra Added to
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten Added to
  • 34 Cup beer Added to
  • rapeseed oil Added to
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Directions

40 min.
1. Step

Combine the cornmeal mix and flour in large bowl. Stir to mix.

2. Step

Sprinkle the shrimp with the Creole seasoning. Add the seasoned shrimp, onion, bell pepper, celery, and okra to the cornmeal mixture.

3. Step

Stir in the egg and beer just until moistened. Let stand 5-7 minutes.

4. Step

Pour oil to a depth of inches in a Dutch oven and heat to 350°F, measured on a deep-fry thermometer.

5. Step

Drop the batter by level tablespoonfuls into the hot oil, and fry in batches, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

6. Step

Drain on a wire rack over paper towels. Serve immediately.

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