Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Smith

Rock Shrimp Hushpuppies

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  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 50 min
  • Yield: 40 to 45 pieces
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Dry mix:

1 cup cornmeal

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

1/8 teaspoon cayenne

Wet mix:

2 pounds rock shrimp, cleaned and roughly chopped

1 cup milk

2 eggs

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon garlic, chopped

1/2 cup scallions, thinly sliced

Peanut oil, for frying


  1. Dry mix: Combine all of the above in a bowl.
  2. Wet mix: Whisk all of the above ingredients. Add to dry mix and let rest in refrigerator for 15 minutes. Then spoon into 350 degree peanut oil and fry until puffed and golden.