4 from 2 votes
Review Recipe

Hush Puppies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
If you need a side of bread to accompany your Southern-inspired meal, you won’t find anything more delicious than hush puppies. 
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  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk you may not use all of it
  • oil for frying

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  1. Preheat oil to 350°F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients.

  3. Beat egg. Add to dry mixture with most of the buttermilk adding more as needed to create a dough that is moist but not runny.

  4. Drop mixture by teaspoon in hot oil. Cook 3-5 minutes until golden, turning once during cook time.

  5. Place on paper towel to cool. Serve with honey butter.

Recipe Notes

If you do not have buttermilk on hand, you can make a buttermilk substitute!
Optional: add a tablespoon of minced onion.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 124, Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 204mg, Potassium: 147mg, Carbohydrates: 22g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 55%, Calcium: 42%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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