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Easy Gluten-Free Hushpuppies Recipe


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To say that I’ve never been a huge fan of hushpuppies is…. well, let’s just leave it at that. I’ve never been a fan. 

Easy Gluten-Free Hushpuppies. Perfect for a fish-fry party, or even just to whip up as a quick, delicious side!

It’s not that hushpuppies are bad, I think it was just that the first time I tried one, it wasn’t what I was expecting. You know how that is, right? Especially when you’re a kid. You think there’s water in your glass, and it’s actually tea or soda, and it just tastes so wrong!

I thought I was biting into something like a doughnut hole or corn fritter, and instead I got cornmeal and ONION!?

Ruined for life. 

Or at least for a lot of years. 

Perfect gluten-free hushpuppies

Buuuuuuut, I was making a good ol’ fashioned southern catfish dinner for the family the other day, and I knew that I couldn’t just not make hushpuppies because of my own bad experience, when I knew that they would enjoy them. 

So fine. I’ll make hushpuppies. 

You know what? They were actually pretty good. 

I guess it helps knowing what to expect. 

Chopping your onions up as finely as you can helps the flavor blend into the dough without getting big chunk of onion that may or may not still be crunchy (I like onions, but NOT crunchy onions!), and the little bit of added sugar really brings out the sweetness of the onions. And no, your friends will never know they’re gluten-free!

So. Not bad at all – despite the presence of large amounts of cornmeal! (I know, I know, what a way to “sell” your recipe).

If you like hushpuppies, you’ll LOVE these!

Easy Gluten-Free Hushpuppies Recipe

Gluten-free hushpuppies recipe



Easy Gluten-Free Hushpuppies Recipe

  • Author: Elise
  • Category: side
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 C Corn or rice flour
  • 1/2 C gluten-free cornmeal
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine eggs, sugar, and onions in a large bowl.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a smaller bow, and add add to egg mixture.
  3. Heat deep fryer or a kettle of oil at least two inches deep over medium-high heat.
  4. Once oil reaches 350-375º, drop hushpuppy dough in by heaping teaspoonfuls.
  5. Turn once, if necessary (sometimes they roll themselves), once the bottom has become golden-brown.
  6. Remove from oil onto paper towels to drain grease.
  7. Serve with hushpuppy dipping sauce.

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  1. I LOVE hush puppies! Always wanted to try and make them gf, now that you’ve done the recipe work I’m so making these!

  2. These are delicious! I used double the cornmeal and used 1c of a gluten free all purpose blend i make. I also added about 1/2 tsp salt. I dropped forkfuls in my deepfryer. YUM! I was told best hushpuppies ever by non -gf folks!

  3. This was good, however the next time I make it, I’ll use less sugar. It was just a little too sweet for me. I used Lowry seasoned salt and pepper in the batter. Definitely a keeper!

  4. These were very good. Will make again. Also good (without the onion) rolled in cinnamon sugar. Kinda like churros!

  5. My boyfriend made these as a nice gluten-free surprise for me and they were amazing, just way too sweet! Would decrease from 1/2 cup sugar to 1-2 tablespoons. Otherwise I was extremely impressed with this recipe! We will definitely try again with less sugar. Thanks!

  6. These are AMAZING!!!!! OMGOODNESS they are sooo[ good!!!! Thank you so so much for sharing this recipe!!! My whole family loved them…..I’m going to try making it into a Cornbread!!

  7. I have made these 2 times. We definitely ate them but way too sweet! Next time I will use at least half the sugar, maybe less. We slathered them with butter to cut the sugar.

  8. These turned out great. Easy recipes like these are my favorite! I used Just Egg instead of chicken eggs because of dietary restrictions in our household (3 tablespoons per egg). Also ramped up a batch by mixing in some sprinkles of shredded vegan cheddar cheese. Will make again. Thank you!

  9. Way too sweet, couldn’t eat them. I used fine ground cornmeal and rice flour. Next time I will try regular ground cornmeal, gluten free regular all purpose flour, and less than 1/2 the sugar.

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