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southern-style hush puppies

(9 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Elaine Bovender
Wilmington, NC

Living on the coast of North Carolina, we love Calabash-style seafood and hush puppies. I serve these hush puppies hot with homemade honey butter and fresh local fish fried up crispy and golden, MMMM MMMMM! I hope y'all enjoy these wonderful hush puppies as much as we do!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a heavenly basic hush puppy recipe. Made with simple ingredients, you taste the sweet goodness of the cornbread. Bits of onion add a little pop of flavor. Just imagine these golden, delicious fried Southern-style hush puppy balls of goodness served alongside your favorite fried fish or shrimp. They're so tasty you could eat them alone, too.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(9 ratings)
yield 6 to 8
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For southern-style hush puppies

  • 3/4 c
    self-rising flour
  • 1 c
    self-rising corn meal (not mix)
  • 1 lg
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 sm
    onion, finely minced (I use sweet onion)
  • 1 pinch
    garlic powder
  • 1 pinch
    onion powder
  • 1 pinch
    Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3/4 to 1 c
  • canola oil for frying

How To Make southern-style hush puppies

  • Flour, cornmeal, egg, onion, sugar, and spices in a bowl.
    In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour and cornmeal. Add egg, onion, sugar, and spices.
  • Buttermilk added to form a batter.
    Add buttermilk and stir with a fork just until blended. The mixture should be fairly stiff. Add a little bit more buttermilk, if necessary.
  • Heating a pot of oil.
    Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees.
  • Frying the batter.
    Drop dough by teaspoons into hot oil.
  • Frying until golden brown.
    Fy until hush puppies rise to the top and are golden brown.
  • Hush puppies draining on a paper towel.
    Remove from the fryer and drain on paper towels.
  • A plate of Southern-Style Hush Puppies.
    Serve hot with honey butter, if desired. Enjoy delicious Southern-style hush puppies!