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Zucchini Hush Puppies with Wasabi Dipping Sauce

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Wasabi Sauce, Zucchini Hush Puppies
Servings: 36 hush puppies
Calories: 61kcal

Ingredients

Hush Puppies

  • 2 1/2 cups zucchini shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • ~3 cups corn oil

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon wasabi depending on spice level preference

Instructions

Hush Puppies

  • Place zucchini in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 5 minutes. Carefully remove bowl from microwave (it will be hot, you may need oven mitts), and place zucchini in a strainer. Once zucchini is cool to touch, use paper towels to squeeze out extra water.
  • In a large bowl, stir together cornmeal, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion.
  • Add egg, buttermilk and zucchini. Stir until very well combined.
  • In a large pot on the stove, or in a fryer, heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Once oil is hot, drop dough into oil in ~1/2 to 1 tbsp sized drops. Let cook for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oil and set on paper towels to drain.

Sauce

  • Stir together Greek yogurt, soy sauce, honey and lemon juice until very well combined. Add wasabi about 1/4 teaspoon at a time until desired flavor is reached.

Notes

If you do not have buttermilk, you can mix 1/2 tbsp vinegar with 1/2 cup of milk and let sit for 5 minutes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1hush puppy with sauce | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 54mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg