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Jiffy Hush Puppies

Jiffy Hush Puppies are the crispiest, lightest hush puppies ever. So easy to make with a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix.

Hush Puppies in a basket.

Makes a great side for flounder, fried shrimp, BBQ, fried chicken or Low Country Boil.

I always have boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix in my pantry. I love to whip up this recipe for the Best Jiffy Cornbread and a box of Jiffy also makes a great casserole topping.

Southern Hush Puppies

Hush puppies are a southern staple and there are many different versions. Some people like them dense and without any sugar added. Others prefer a lighter, sweeter hush puppy. I prefer the latter and these Jiffy Hush Puppies are just that. They have a sweet taste and a fantastic texture. Ultra crispy on the outside and light and tender on the inside while still having plenty of cornmeal taste.

overhead of basket full of Jiffy Hush Puppies

Jiffy Hush Puppies Recipe Tips

You can leave the cayenne pepper out if you want. Likewise the grated onion can be left out or substituted with 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder.

Be sure to fry the batter right after mixing it.

You can use either buttermilk or milk but I favor buttermilk. It gives the hush puppies a richer taste.

I like to fry in vegetable oil but canola oil could be used instead.

Use either a Dutch oven or a deep skillet. Cast iron is best.

Don’t make the hush puppies too big and keep in mind that the batter will expand when it hits the oil. When you make them larger, it takes too long to get the center cooked.

These hush puppies are best eaten right away. They will save for about a day but lose their crispness.

Hush Puppies in a basket with a box of Jiffy cornbread mix

These Jiffy Hush Puppies are best eaten plain. No dipping sauce needed.

Try These Other Hush Puppy Recipes

Watch the Short Video Below To See How Easy These Hush Puppies Are to Make.

basket full of hush puppies

Jiffy Hush Puppies

Jiffy Hush Puppies are the crispiest, lightest hush puppies ever. So easy to make with a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix.
PREP: 7 minutes
COOK: 4 minutes


  • 1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons grated sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • vegetable oil


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together corn muffin mix and flour.
  • Add egg, grated onion, buttermilk, salt, and pepper. Stir until combined.
  • Heat about 2 inches of oil in a deep skillet or Dutch oven to about 360 degrees.
  • Drop batter by spoonfuls into hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove to paper towel lined plate.


Calories: 212kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: hush puppies

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40 thoughts on “Jiffy Hush Puppies”

  1. I’ve been trying to find a hush puppy recipe both me and my husband like. After four attempts with different recipes, I found this. Eureka! Love this recipe and my search is finally over. These are flavorful and moist, two things the other recipes lacked. Thank you!

  2. Delish, added grated onion , jalapeno, touch of brown sugar. Amazing. Only problem, I mismeasured the scoop and looked like I had hush biscuits😂

  3. Really good but I add 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder and 2 tablespoons of chopped jalapeños.

  4. Brent Normand

    This recipe came out very good, we served catfish and fried shrimp with this and it was great. Thanks

  5. Hi!! I am a relatively new cook if you take my age into account. Been playing yesterday and today with batters! Needing a win for frying, I looked at my corn meal and thought hush puppies!! FINALLY a win!!! These are beautiful, golden, light balls of deliciousness!! I did add some blk pepper and a little more cayenne, I’m a spicy girl!! I also didn’t have self rising flour, all purpose did just fine! Thanks for teaching me an easy food that I easily won!!!

  6. These were light, fluffy and super delicious!! I wish I would have made a double batch! The kids gobbled them up!!

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