Hush Puppies Recipe
What are Hush Puppies? Hush puppies are fried cornmeal balls. Also known as corn dodgers or pups, these fried bread are popular in the southern states of America.
They are small, savory, made of cornmeal batter and great with a dipping sauce such as Sriracha or spicy mayonnaise.
They are frequently served as a side dish with seafood and other deep-fried dishes popular in the south, for example: fish fry (fried catfish), seafood boil or shrimp boil.
This easy hush puppies recipe is every bit authentic, crispy, delicious and as good as the ones at Long John Silver’s.
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How to Make Hush Puppies?
Hush puppies calls for the following ingredients:
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder and baking soda
To make this side dish, first you combine all the ingredients together. It’s important not to stir. Stir just until the batter is lumpy then deep fried in hot oil until they become golden and crispy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Best Oil for Deep-fryingt
Use a neutral tasting oil such as vegetable oil to deep fry hushpuppies.
Can You Freeze Leftover?
Absolutely. Once they are ready, you can keep the leftover frozen in the refrigerator. Just reheat them in a toaster oven when ready to serve again.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This homemade recipe is only 65 calories per piece.
What to Serve with This Recipe?
Serve this dish with seafood main dishes. For a healthy Southern-style meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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Hush Puppies - fried croquettes made with cornmeal and onion. Homemade hush puppy recipe that goes well with fried catfish and southern seafood dishes.
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- Vegetable oil or shortening for deep-fat frying
In a medium bowl, stir together the first six ingredients (through salt). Make a well in the center of flour mixture.
In a small bowl, combine the next three ingredients (through green onions). Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).
In a 3-qt. saucepan or deep-fat fryer heat 2 inches vegetable oil to 375 °F (190 °C) or each hush puppy, drop a slightly rounded tablespoon of the batter into hot oil. Fry, three or four at a time, 3 minutes or until golden, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.
Adapted from Taste of Home.
To make 1/2 cup sour milk, place 2 tsp. lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 1/2 cup total liquid; stir. Let stand 5 minutes before using.
I loved this recipe, I modified it some by chopping up a jalapeño along with the onion. Came out delicious!
I’m from Louisiana and we like our food with a kick to it. I added chopped jalapeños and Cajun seasoning to mine. Good eating!!
That sounds amazing. I’m from. SA texas and we also like our food with a lot of kick!
I like your recipe but I put a little bit of a cream Style corn and jalapeno is chopped up in mind
Awesome thanks for trying!
When I make my hush puppies I add Onion powder to my mixture,,
because just the Onion doesn’t add enough flavor for me. I just wanted to give a tip if you dip your spoon in Ice water then you hush puppy mixture it will come clean off your spoon…