Hush Puppies

Hush puppies, which are sort of like cornmeal fritters, are a Southern staple. Traditionally, they are served along side of fried chicken or fish, or with any barbecued meat.

Recipe Stats

Total Time: 25 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 12

  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup canned creamed corn
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. Add the creamed corn, milk, egg and onion; stir until just combined.
  3. In a large pot with, add  enough oil to reach a depth of 2 inches; heat over medium-high heat until it reads 350 degrees on a deep-fat thermometer.
  4. Working in three batches, use a soup spoon to drop heaping spoonfuls of batter into the oil.
  5. Fry, turning occasionally after the hush puppies rise to the top, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove hush puppies using a slotted spoon and transfer to paper towels to drain.
  7. Serve warm.
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