Hush Puppies


No Southern fish fry is complete without a side of deep-fried Hush Puppies. This classic recipe is nothing more than a dollop of cornmeal batter perked up with a little cayenne and onion and deep-fried until golden brown. If you don’t like the sweet version, just omit the sugar. But be careful they usually disappear before the meal.

Hush Puppies


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Serves: 4

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup sugar ( optional )
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg or 2 small eggs
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 3-4 green onions, finely diced
  • 2 cup of oil for deep frying
  1. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan.
  2. Combine the cornmeal, flour, salt, cayenne pepper, baking soda, sugar and garlic in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk buttermilk and egg in a bowl.
  4. Fold buttermilk mixture, onion and green onions into cornmeal mixture.
  5. Mix the ingredients until well combined, but don't over mix.
  6. Once the oil is nice and hot, drop tablespoon-sized balls of batter into the hot oil; fry until each hush puppy is golden brown, turning them to cook evenly, 6 to 10 minutes.
  7. Remove hush puppies with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel to drain.


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