Fry Up Some Delicious Keto Hush Puppies (Just 2g Net Carbs)
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Missing hush puppies since you’ve gone keto?
Oh, how I love to snack on a handful of savory hush puppies, but since they’re traditionally made with cornmeal and are pretty carb-heavy, I’ve sadly had to give them up. Between my craving for them and having tried out a similar recipe from Natasha Newton, I wanted to sweeten things up with my take on a recipe for keto hush puppies to share with all of you!
These keto hush puppies are so yummy and make for a great low-carb side dish or appetizer.
Hip tips for making the best keto hush puppies:
- Make sure your oil is HOT before dropping your hush puppies into fry. A candy thermometer really helps to gauge the temperature.
- I used beef tallow oil for frying but you can use any keto-friendly cooking oil that you prefer. Be sure to keep the oil under 350 degrees when frying to keep your kitchen from smoking up.
- This is a basic keto hush puppy recipe, but you can add so much to these, such as shredded cheese or jalapeños if you like your food a little more spicy, or you could even throw in some green peppers.
- Dip in your favorite keto dipping sauce such as ranch, ketchup, or cocktail sauce. I grew up just dipping these bad boys in ketchup.
- A little trick that I like to do is to drizzle just a little bit of melted butter over these golden hush puppies right before serving. YUMMO!
- With hush puppies being close to cornbread in flavor, I love adding a little sweetness to mine. If you’re not a fan of sweet hush puppies, you can omit the keto sweetener.
Keto Hush Puppies
yield: 12 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 10 MINUTES
total time: 25 MINUTES
Missing hush puppies since you've gone keto? This low carb recipe uses almond flour instead of cornmeal to keep it low carb.
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons keto sweetener, such as Swerve
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- oil for frying, about 3 cups
In a mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and keto sweetener.
Add in egg and heavy cream to the flour mix. Do not overmix the batter, you want a cornbread texture.
Place hush puppy batter in the fridge for 30 minutes. You can even make your batter the night before if you'd like.
Heat oil in a large saucepan or deep fryer. Let oil reach 325-350 degrees.
Scoop a large tablespoon into the hot oil. I usually put 4-6 in at a time. Fry for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Place hush puppies on a paper towel to drain any excess oil. Repeat the process until all hush puppies have been fried.
Serve and enjoy!
Recipe inspired by KetoIsLife.com.
Yield: 12, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 94.5 Calories | 7.8g Fat | 4.7g Total Carbs | 1.8g Fiber | 0.6g Sugar | 0g Sugar Alcohol | 0.8g Erythritol | 3g Protein | 2.1g Net Carbs
Get your snack on!
Packed with savory flavors on the inside and a perfect golden crunch on the outside, these hush puppies will be your new favorite keto-friendly snack. They taste just like cornbread but are even better because they are fried and oh so crispy! YUM!
I can’t wait to make these with some fried fish for dinner, my mouth is water just thinking about it.
My team member Jen gave this recipe a test for me, and here’s what she had to say:
“This recipe was super EASY, just mix up some ingredients and go! It’s fast and the taste is spot on. I love that it also has that corn bread-like texture, but without the carbs. I would say these are exactly like traditional hush puppies, but with a lighter texture. These went great with our fish, and I could totally eat them alone as a snack.”
Can you make these desserts without the egg?
Yes, you can! Here’s a list of egg substitutes here.
Can I omit coconut flour and use all almond flour?
You could give it a try, however it may change the consistency. There are some tips in our flour guide that may be helpful – https://hip2keto.com/tips/gluten-free-keto-flours-recipes/
Coconut will give it cornbread texture
Those look awesome!
Hope you love them if you decide to give them a try!
After mixing all the ingredients together, and it forms into a ball. Do I coat that in anything to form a crisp on the outside when I fry it? I was a bit confused from the steps because it never specified that.
Nope! Frying them will create the crispiness. Be sure to put the batter in the fridge for 30 minutes before frying them. Hope this helps!
Can they be Air fried?
These would be difficult to air fry as the batter may not stick together.
I mixed in 1/4 teaspoon xanthum gum in with the dry ingredients. Placed the balls in the freezer for 5 minutes, then air fried them @385 for 5 minutes. They came out crispy and perfect.
what oil did you use? coconut oil?
We used beef tallow oil for frying but you can use any keto-friendly cooking oil that you prefer. Be sure to keep the oil under 350 degrees when frying to keep your kitchen from smoking up.
Curious if you could do these in an air fryer?
Hi there! You could try that, however the batter may not stay together.
Mine fell apart in the oil.
Darn! Sorry to hear they fell apart. Were you able to put the batter in the fridge for 30 minutes?
Yes I did.
Hmm, for next time maybe double check that that oil is hot and you could also mix just a bit more to be sure they stick together. Hoping that might be helpful!
These are delicious, and so easy to make!
So glad you thought so! Thanks, Lisa!
Can i substitute the heavy cream for anything?
Are you avoiding dairy? I want to make sure I give appropriate suggestions, Chynna.