Southern Essentials: Oven Baked Hushpuppies

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

I made several versions of this before I came up with the secret ingredient… BACON.

Oh yeah, bacon, and the cooking the onions in the bacon drippings gave these hushpuppies exactly what they needed.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

2/3 c
cornmeal, yellow variety
1/3 c
flour, all purpose variety
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
white pepper
1 tsp
creole seasoning
1 tsp
paprika, sweet or hot, your choice
4 slice
bacon
1/2 medium
yellow onions, finely chopped
1/3 c
buttermilk
1 large
eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp
butter melted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PREP/PREPARE
2
Gather your ingredients.
3
Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 425f (220c).
4
Add the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, white pepper, creole seasoning, and paprika to a mixing bowl, and reserve.
5
Place the bacon in a pan over medium heat.
6
Cook until crisp, about 4 to 6 minutes.
7
Chop and add to the dry ingredients.
8
Remove all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease from the pan, and add the chopped onions.
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Cooked until softened.
10
Add to the dry ingredients.
11
Whisk the eggs, milk, and melted butter together in a small bowl.
12
Add to the dry ingredients, and mix together.
13
Add a tablespoon of batter to the cups of a mini muffin tin.
14
Place in the preheated oven, and bake until firm, about 14 to 16 minutes.
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Chef’s Note: You don’t want to over bake these, or they will dry out. If you have a calibrated oven 14 or so minutes should be enough.
16
PLATE/PRESENT
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Serve while still nice and warm. Enjoy.
18
Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
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About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern