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Air Fryer Hush Puppies

Perfectly crispy hush puppies that are ready in no time at all!
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Hush Puppies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
second batch cook time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 164kcal
Author Louise


  • 1 Large egg
  • ½ cup half & half
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt fine grind
  • ¼ tsp chipotle
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour all-purpose
  • ½ cup corn frozen or canned (drained)
  • ¼ cup white sugar for coating


  • Gather your ingredients and preheat the Ninja Foodi on Air Crisp on 400°F/204°C with the basket in for at least 10 minutes.
  • Crack the egg into a medium size mixing bowl. Add vinegar to half & half and let sit for about 1 minute. Pour the half & half/ vinegar mixture into the mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Add the sugar, salt, onion powder, chipotle and mix. 
  • Add in the baking powder and cornmeal. Whisk to combine. Add in the flour and mix until combined.
  • Add the corn and fold into the batter.
  • Place the ¼ cup of white sugar into a shallow dish. Scoop out hush puppy batter and roll in sugar. I have used both the small scoop and the medium scoop from Pampered Chef and both work fine. So, any size scoop from 2 teaspoons to 2 Tablespoons is fine to make the hush puppies. If you don't have a scoop, use a measuring spoon to scoop out the desired amount of batter and roll the ball of dough between the palms of your hands to shape.
  • When the Ninja Foodi is preheated, spritz the basket with 3-4 sprays of oil. I used canola, but you can use any oil you like to cook with. Place the hush puppies in a single layer on the bottom of the basket and Air Crisp on 400°F/204°C for about 4-5 minutes. Flip and continue to Air Crips for another 3-5 minutes or until the outside is golden brown.
  • Remove the hush puppies from the basket and allow to cool on a cooling rack. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve & Enjoy!



Serving: 2hush puppies | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg