It looks like Popeyes is currently promoting an upcoming menu item that combines two of our guilty pleasures: fried shrimp and hushpuppies. The fast food chain is known for its Louisiana-style offerings which include fried chicken, fried seafood, sandwiches and side dishes.
According to GrubGrade, the restaurant is releasing an amalgam of hush puppies and butterfly shrimp. They’re calling it Hushpuppy Butterfly Shrimp. A hushpuppy is a savory dish made from cornmeal batter. The cornmeal is mixed with egg and seasonings, formed into a ball and then deep fried.
We’re assuming the butterfly shrimp batter will be made with the same hushpuppy cornmeal.
Expect to see the new menu item sometime in the near future. An order of the Hushpuppy Butterfly Shrimp dish will cost about $4.99.