These hush puppies are the perfect finger food for a cocktail party or if you're having friends over to watch the game. They are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and finished with a creamy remoulade. Be sure you save a few for yourself in the kitchen, because once these hit the table, they will disappear quickly.

Hushpuppies With Remoulade [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

For the Hushpuppies:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup onion, minced
  • 3-4 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 scallions- minced
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 2 flax eggs (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed, plus 3 tablespoons water per "egg")
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Oil, as needed for frying

For the Remoulade

  • 3/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
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Preparation

  1. Lightly sauté the garlic, shallot, and scallions on a stove until they're soft and translucent.
  2. Set them aside.
  3. Add all dry ingredients (cornmeal, flour, baking soda, and seasonings) to a large bowl and evenly mix them.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk the "eggs" with the coconut milk, scallion/onion/garlic mixture and the 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  5. Stir the wet ingredients into the cornmeal mixture until just blended.
  6. Cover and refrigerate the batter for 1 hour.
  7. In a medium sized skillet or cast iron skillet, heat a hefty amount of oil (1/2-inch at least) to 325°F.
  8. Set a large rack over a baking sheet. Drop 6 rounded tablespoons of batter at a time into the hot oil and fry, turning once, until the hush puppies are browned and crisp. This should take about 2 minutes.
  9. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the hush puppos to the rack to drain.
  10. Mix all of the ingredients for the remoulade together until they form a smooth sauce.
  11. Serve the hush puppies hot with the remoulade.
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