To be honest, I have never had a real Hushpuppy in my life… I grew up in The Netherlands and we don’t have them there. The author of this recipe says these are pretty darn close to the real thing and since she has given me TONS of delicious spot on recipes, I tend to believe her, however, I need your feedback on them to see if she is right! I think these are delicious either way though 🙂 Fry ’em, but ’em in a bowl and dip them in sugar free ketchup for instant satisfaction. They are also really easy to make so they make a great finger food dinner for those busy nights. As part 5 of our vegetarian week, I present to you; The Hushpuppy 🙂
- Oil for frying (I will do a post on different oils that are great when you are eating keto later! For this recipe I used Expeller Pressed Vegetable oil)
- A candy thermometer to make sure your oil for frying is at the right temperature (you can get these in the supermarket)
- I cup finely ground blanched almond flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 large egg, beaten before added
- Attach a candy thermometer to a large stock pot or Dutch oven. Then pour in 3 inches of oil and set over medium high heat. Heat the oil to 375 F.
- In a medium sized bowl, stir together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and mix until blended, do not over mix.
- Use a tablespoon size cookie scoop to gently drop the batter into the hot oil. Don’t over crowd these puppies! I friend them in 2 batches each of 5 puppies.
- The original recipe stated to fry them 3 minutes on each side, but even though my oil was at the right temperature, mine only took about a minute per side. I would say check after a minute if they are browned and if so, flip them over. You don’t want them to be fried too long. Use a slotted spoon to flip and to take them out of the pot.
- Transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
- These are best served right away and I usually present them in a bowl lined with paper towels and a bowl with ketchup stuck right in there, diner style 🙂
What I’ve learned…
- You can’t just use any oil you have around to fry. Different oils have different smoking points. Also, there is a difference in oil, expeller pressed oil and cold pressed oil. The reason I use expeller pressed oil is that when a bottle says Expeller pressed, there were no chemicals used in the extraction process of the oil. Longer post on oils will be posted soon 🙂
- Again, do not just blindly follow any recipe. Your circumstances in the kitchen can and will be different from the authors circumstances, so be sure to always use your own judgement. If I had followed the 3 minute frying direction, my Hushpuppies would have been way over cooked. Don’t be afraid to follow your intuition when it comes to cooking (and for ALL other matters ha!).
Stats per serving (serving is 2 hushpuppies):
Fat: 14 g
Protein: 6 g
Carbs: 5.1 g
Fiber: 2.6 g
Net carbs: 2.5 g
Source: “Southern Keto” by Natasha Newton (go buy her book, it’s my favorite! Link to buy it in the “Books” section of this website).