Hush Puppies Recipe

Simple Hush Puppies recipe that is great to be made at home rather than at the local restaurants. They are so fluffy, flavorful and quick!

Total Time: 30 min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 20 min
Yield: 35 Hush Puppies
Level: Easy

6 cups peanut oil
1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1. Preheat oil for frying to 350 degrees F in a deep pot
2. Stir together the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir in the onion. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Drop the batter, 1 teaspoon at a time, into the oil. Dip the spoon in a glass of water after each hushpuppy is dropped in the oil. Fry until golden brown, turning the hushpuppies during the cooking process.


Vegetable oil $
1 1/2 cups self-rising white cornmeal mix $
3/4 cup self-rising flour $
3/4 cup diced sweet onion (about 1/2 medium onion) $
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar $
1 large egg, lightly beaten $
1 1/4 cups buttermilk

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1. Pour oil to depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Combine cornmeal and next 3 ingredients. Add egg and buttermilk; stir just until moistened. Let stand 10 minutes.

2. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls into hot oil, and fry, in 3 batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Keep warm in a 200° oven.

TRY THESE TWISTS Bacon-and-Caramelized Onion Hush Puppies: Increase onion to 1 1/2 cups. Cook 5 bacon slices in a medium skillet over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp, drain bacon on paper towels, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon.

Saute onion in hot drippings over medium-low heat 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Proceed with recipe as directed, stirring in onion and bacon with cornmeal mix in Step 1. Jalapeno-Pineapple Hush Puppies: Prepare recipe as directed, stirring in 1/2 cup canned pineapple tidbits and 2 to 3 Tbsp. Seeded and diced jalapeno pepper with cornmeal mix in Step 1.

Shrimp-and-Corn Hush Puppies: Prepare recipe as directed, reducing buttermilk to 3/4 cup and stirring 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked shrimp (about 3/4 lb. peeled) and 1 (8 1/4-oz.) can cream-style corn into batter in Step 1.

How To Make Hush Puppies

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