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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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38 thoughts on “Jiffy Hush Puppies”

  1. These are so light and fluffy.
    I did add minced fresh jalapeno and fresh corn. Family devoured them.

  2. Followed the recipe except added onion powder instead of onion and a few sprinkles of garlic powder. It did need a little more milk as it was way too thick. I didn’t measure, I just poured some in the mixing bowl! Salted when they came out of the oil and delicious! I made mine too big and just smashed them down into rounds as I could see they weren’t cooked in the middle. They turned out great! I could eat these every day and wanted to eat the whole batch but got full! If you put in a container in the fridge and put in the oven, they will crisp up again. (Preheat oven to 350 and about 5-8 min later, they are ready.) PS I didn’t use self rising flour- just all purpose flour – and recipe was fine without adding baking powder or soda.

  3. Hubby loved them. They do cook fast and a melon baller makes the perfect size. Anything bigger and the center won’t be done. Light, fluffy, crunchy and tasty! This recipe is a keeper!

  4. These hush puppies were excellent. The only thing I added was about a tablespoon of sugar as I like mine on the sweeter side. They cook fast in a cast iron so watch them.. this recipe is a keeper.

  5. I really liked these. I will be making these again. Next time I think I will chop up jalapeños into the batter for more heat. That is all that was missing.

  6. Pat Reynolds

    I want to make tonight but don’t have self rising flour. Can I put in refrigerator til ready to fry? I find cold batter doesn’t run

  7. Absolutely delicious. So much better than regular hush puppies. They are slightly sweet and so light and crispy. This is now my official hush puppy recipe.

  8. This is everything! My family really enjoyed this recipe. I will definitely be making this again..

  9. Excellent! In my circumstances (only able to use an electric burner to cook with temporarily) I know I should have deep fried the hush puppies rather than try frying in oil in my skillet. However even though they quickly fell apart, the crumbles left were absolutely awesome sprinkled atop our side dishes of corn & spinach! Didn’t waste a single crumb 😉

  10. Outta Sight!!! Everyone loved them!!!
    Kept my recipe secret 😃
    Btw added a little crushed fresh garlic

  11. Delicious and super easy to make. The only thing I did differently was leave out the onions, since we don’t like onions in bread goods. The batter tends to be very sticky and gooey and you want to add more flour or Jiffy mix, but don’t do it, follow instructions to the letter and they will be perfect. They were light, crispy and not too sweet or salty. This is now a must for my fried catfish meals. Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Ellen Sikes

    Amazing! As I always do, I did make a few tweaks. I added diced green pepper, quarter cup of corn, dashes of cumin and chili pepper and a couple pinches of brown sugar. My guests told me they were the best huspuppies they have ever eaten.

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