Corn & Lobster Hush Puppies


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal (not too coarse)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp melted, unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced scallion greens
  • ½ cup lightly cooked corn kernels (or raw)
  • ½ cup lobster meat, diced small
  • canola oil for frying
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a bowl, mix the cornmeal, flour, baking soda and powder
  2. In a separate bowl mix the buttermilk, egg and melted butter.  Stir the dry ingredients into the wet, being careful not to overmix
  3. Gently fold the scallions, corn and lobster into the batter, season with salt and pepper
  4. Let the batter rest for 20 minutes before frying
  5. Heat the canola oil in a pot or deep fryer to 350º.  Drop spoonfuls of the batter into the oil, cooking until GBD (golden brown & delicious), about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle lightly with salt
  6. Serve immediately with Chipotle-Honey Aioli