shrimp puppies with spiced sauce 

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Hushpuppies are pretty popular around here. I mean, fried food platters are and they always come with hushpuppies.  
One day my husband asked if we could make them with shrimp, and of course I was all about it because I love shrimp! He even came up with the dip for them. 


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter 
  • 1.5 cup yellow cornmeal 
  • 1/2 cup flour 
  • 1 tbsp baking powder 
  • 2 tsp sugar 
  • 2 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp slap ya mama cajun seasoning 
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1 tbsp diced jalapeno 
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 
  • 1 cup milk (whole) 
  • 3 large eggs 
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1 lb peeled deveined shrimp (16/20 count) 

Cream Sauce: 

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise 
  • 2 tbsp sweet relish 
  • 1 tsp crystal hot sauce 
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne 
  • 1 tsp garlic powder 
  • 2 tbsp green onions 

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. 


  • Melt butter in a medium sauce pan 
  • Add the shrimp and slap ya mama cajun seasoning 
  • Cook until the shrimp are pink 
  • When done, remove from heat and transfer to a cutting board 
  • Cut up the shrimp into bite sized pieces
  • In a medium bowl sift your flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cayenne and garlic powder 
  • In a larger bowl whisk milk, eggs, jalapeños, and green onions together
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients by folding them together 


  • Heat oil in a large pot or fryer  
  • Keep a thermometer on it because you do not want the temp going over 330 
  • In batches use a 2 tbsp scooper and carefully drop into hot oil
  • Make sure you don't add too many at a time, because you don't want your oil to drop under 300 
  • Rotate them while cooking so all sides cook evenly 
  • Remove from oil when they are golden