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Shrimp & Grits Hushpuppies

Shrimp & Grits Hushpuppies

Shrimp & Grits Hushpuppies

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These southern fried nuggets of creamy crunchy goodness are a bite-sized spin on the classic southern dish “Shrimp and Grits”. Packed with flavor and the ultimate snack hack, I serve these for my gameday parties and boy do they score big with my guests! I guarantee your guests will be cheering for more!

Yields10 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time3 minsTotal Time18 mins
Ingredients
 1 cup quick cook grits
 1 cup all purpose flour
 2 tsp kosher salt
 1 tsp ground black pepper
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp baking soda
 2 tsp sugar
 2 tsp onion powder
 1 tsp garlic powder
 ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
 1 cup buttermilk
 1 egg, beaten
 ½ lb shrimp, peeled, deveined, small diced
 oil for frying
Directions
1

Preheat oil to 365˚F in a pot.

2

In a bowl, add grits, flour, salt, pepper, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, and whisk to combine.

3

In a separate bowl, add the buttermilk and egg. Stir until combined.

4

Fold in shrimp just until combined. Allow batter to rest about 10 minutes.

5

Using a tablespoon measure, spoon batter into hot oil. Fry until golden brown and floating to the top.

6

Remove and rest on sheet pan lined with paper towels. Allow hushpuppies to rest a bit before biting into them.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 cup quick cook grits
 1 cup all purpose flour
 2 tsp kosher salt
 1 tsp ground black pepper
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp baking soda
 2 tsp sugar
 2 tsp onion powder
 1 tsp garlic powder
 ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
 1 cup buttermilk
 1 egg, beaten
 ½ lb shrimp, peeled, deveined, small diced
 oil for frying

Directions

Directions
1

Preheat oil to 365˚F in a pot.

2

In a bowl, add grits, flour, salt, pepper, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, and whisk to combine.

3

In a separate bowl, add the buttermilk and egg. Stir until combined.

4

Fold in shrimp just until combined. Allow batter to rest about 10 minutes.

5

Using a tablespoon measure, spoon batter into hot oil. Fry until golden brown and floating to the top.

6

Remove and rest on sheet pan lined with paper towels. Allow hushpuppies to rest a bit before biting into them.

Shrimp & Grits Hushpuppies
Chef Jamika

Chef Jamika is a classically trained Chef, Entrepreneur, Television Host, Motivational Speaker, Risk-taker, Cheerleader, Frequent Flyer, Philanthropist, wife, mom, sister and friend. Jamika Pessoa resides in Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, GA with her husband and daughter.

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