The Chew Carla Hall Hush Puppies Recipe & Natural Element Canvas Craft


The Chew: Carla Hall Hush Puppy Recipe

When Carla Hall was on Top Chef she made the following recipe for Paula Deen during a quick fire challenge and Deen said they tasted like “spitballs.” So to redeem herself, Hall decided to make a revised version of her hush puppies for today’s show.

Carla Hall Hush Puppy Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups Yellow Cornmeal
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

    The Chew Carla Hall Hush Puppies Recipe & Natural Element Canvas Craft

    The Chew watched as Carla Hall redeemed herself from Top Chef and made a delicious batch of hush puppies while Clinton Kelly came up with a craft idea.

  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 large Onion (finely diced)
  • 2 Eggs (slightly beaten)
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoon Bacon Fat (melted)
  • Vegetable Oil

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Tarter Sauce
  • 1 Lemon (zest and juice)
  • 1 teaspoon Seafood Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • Salt and Black Pepper
Carla Hall Hush Puppy Directions:
  • Combine dry ingredients (Everything except for eggs, buttermilk, garlic and bacon fat) in a mixing bowl.
  • Combine eggs, buttermilk, garlic and melted bacon fat into a separate mixing bowl.
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until combined.  Be careful not to overdo the mixing.
  • Fry rounded teaspoonfuls in oil preheated to 350 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes until golden brown.

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the dipping sauce ingredients. Serve with the Hush Puppies.

Clinton Kelly Natural Element Canvas Craft Idea

Clinton Kelly headed over to the craft corner while Carla Hall made her hush puppies recipe. Michael Symon joked that he had been rummaging through Clinton’s house and brought a wheelbarrow full of items he found so Clinton Kelly could make a fun craft.


After rummaging through the items he came up with an idea for a natural element canvas piece where he would use spray paint to outline leafs on small canvases.

Clinton Kelly Natural Element Canvas:

  • Canvases
  • Spray paint in any color
  • Foliage
  • Cardboard
  • Pins

Clinton Kelly Natural Element Directions:

  • Spray canvas with the spray paint and allow the paint to dry.
  • Flatten foliage between pieces of cardboard.
  • Lay foliage flat on canvas.
  • Pin foliage in place.
  • Spray second color over canvas and foliage and allow this paint to dry.
  • Remove foliage.


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