Recipe courtesy of Little Jewel of New Orleans

Dixie Fried Blue Crab and Corn Hush Puppies

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 8 servings (3 per serving)
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Ingredients

Directions

Special equipment:
a deep-fry thermometer
  1. Place the crabmeat on a paper towel and cover with another paper towel. Press lightly to remove any excess liquid. Combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar in a medium bowl until they are incorporated evenly.
  2. Next, add your buttermilk and egg and stir completely into mixture to loosen it up. Spoon in your crab meat and mix completely. Follow this with the corn, green onion, jalapenos and garlic. Incorporate the Parmesan and bacon (you can increase the amounts of Parmesan and bacon if you like, and want that to be more of a dominant flavor over the crab). Cover bowl with cling wrap and refrigerate for an hour to congeal for frying.
  3. Heat 5 inches canola oil to fry in a medium pot to 350 degrees F.
  4. Scoop 1-ounce balls from the hush puppy mixture and fry in batches, stirring and prodding occasionally, until evenly golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove to a paper towel to blot any excess oil.