Hush Puppies are gently fried cornbread with a crunchy outside and soft, doughy inside. Serve with fish fry, fried shrimp or any BBQ!
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Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies are gently fried cornbread with a crunchy outside and soft, doughy inside. Serve with fish fry, fried shrimp or any BBQ!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword hush puppies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 30 hush puppies
Calories 65kcal
Author Jessica Formicola

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 heaping tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • Canola oil or peanut oil for frying
  • Tartar Sauce for serving

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, yellow cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, Kosher salt, and onion powder.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk and eggs.
  • Combine the two, folding until just mixed. Do not over mix the batter.
  • Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour, but up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to cook, preheat oven to “warm” setting.
  • Pour 2 inches of canola oil into a high sided Dutch oven or other heavy bottom pot. Heat until 350 degrees.
  • Pour oil to a depth of 2" in a 6-qt. Dutch oven and heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350°.
  • Drop 1 tablespoon of batter into the oil. Continue, working in batches and being mindful to not crowd the pan.
  • Fry until outsides are a crispy, golden brown, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Transfer to a baking sheet in the warm oven to keep heat until all are fried and ready to serve.
  • Serve with Tartar Sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 132mg | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.6mg