I’ve always loved hush puppies. I’ve toyed with the idea of trying to make a low carb version, but I kept putting it off because I didn’t think they would turn out well. I was completely wrong. These are Katie tested and approved; she definitely won’t eat anything that isn’t like the real thing.
I used my favorite bake mix from one of the best low carb sites I’ve found. Jennifer Eloff’s Splendid Low-Carbing. I use her Lower-Fiber Low-Carb Gluten-Free Bake Mix (with flax meal and whey protein) – option #2. See discussion and link here.
Low Carb Hush Puppies:
2 cups low carb bake mix
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup water
Preheat oil to 350 degrees. I used my deep fryer, but you can do this with oil in a pot if you have a thermometer to keep an eye on the temperature. I always use peanut oil for frying.
Combine dry ingredients first and then stir in all wet ingredients. Drop batter into the hot oil, about a heaping tablespoon for each hush puppy. I fried 10-12 in each batch. Fry until golden brown. You may need to flip them so that they brown evenly. It only takes about 3-4 minutes to cook each batch. Remove from the deep fryer and drain on paper towels. Salt hush puppies while they are still hot.
Makes 24 hush puppies: NET carbs about 1.8 each