Whether making traditional fried southern hush puppies or creating your own recipe with your favorite additions, your family will love this cornmeal bread side dish. This page contains hush puppies recipes.
They are so easy. By the time your corn oil is heated, you can have the batter all stirred up and ready to start dropping them in. They cook very fast too, if you don't make them too big.
Combine cornmeal and chopped onion; add milk and egg, stirring well. Carefully drop batter by tablespoon into deep enough oil that is hot (370 degrees F) and cook only a few at the time, turning once. Fry until hush puppies are golden brown. It only takes about 3-5 minutes. Drain them well on paper. Makes about 2 dozen depending on size.
Recipe may be doubled or tripled very well.
Julie's Note: I've seen cooks use tomato juice in place of milk in this same recipe, and I liked it very much especially if a tiny dash of a good hot sauce was added as well. They are really best when served with fried fish. I like the hush puppies best when milk is used if they are being served with anything other than a good fried fish. If you drain them really well, they are delicious when at room temperature, too.
Source: My cousin Patricia lived in Ft. Myers and we'd go to visit. Her husband would have caught wonderful fresh fish, and Pat would make hush puppies even if we were camping. They're so easy and go just as good with Swamp Cabbage as they do with fish.
My Mother's recipe called for milk. I'd never eaten them made with tomato juice until we were camping out on Sanibel Island, before the first house was ever built there.
By Julia from Boca Raton, FL
I can remember loving my mom's hush puppies when I was just a little bitty girl & most kids where I lived had never even heard of them & wouldn't try them. I still love them & my kids think I'm crazy! I usually don't make them since I'm the only one who will eat them and I like them cold from the fridge almost as well! I've never heard of them being made with tomato juice though, odd to me, but it sounds good too. Thanks for the idea!
Oh Dear, I've not even found anyone else who knew what I was talking about. I should have known that someone on ThriftyFun would know, and here I find lots of people know all about them. I'm so glad. I've tried to explain to others about what Hush Puppies are like, and I don't think they even believed me. It's nice to know that I'm not crazy, and to have a recipe to prove I'm not. LOL
Thank you all, especially Pookarina for the recipe.
I have never made corn bread, I have heard about it only online, maybe it's not an English thing, I think. I must get this corn flour in and try to make some thanks so much for the recipe.
These are a great compliment to fish or chicken.
These are great with fish or chicken!
In a deep fryer or heavy, deep skillet, heat 2 to 3 inches of oil over medium heat to 375 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, combine cornmeal mix, flour, and onion. Add milk and egg; mix well. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Combine the flour, corn meal, sugar and salt together. Add the egg, onions, and 1/2 cup of the buttermilk to the flour/cornmeal mixture. Gradually add in remaining buttermilk until batter is well mixed but not runny.
Combine all dry ingredients; add remaining ingredients and stir only till well blended. Place about 1 Tablespoon of batter into each part of well greased mini muffin pans. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes or till done.
Best Hush Puppies ever! Very good!
Mix all ingredients together.
Drop a tablespoon at a time into hot cooking oil. They will float and become brown when done.
Source: Older family member has made for years and shared the recipe over and over.
Heat 2 inches peanut oil, cook oil or shortening in a heavy saucepan or deep-fat fryer to 375 degrees F. Meanwhile, combine eggs, sugar, and onions in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Stir in flour and cornmeal until well combined. Carefully, drop by rounded teaspoon into hot oil. Fry, about 4 at a time, in the hot oil or shortening for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 minutes or until golden, turning once. Drain hush puppies on paper towels. Keep warm in a 300 degree F oven while frying the remainder. Serve warm. Makes about 25 hush puppies.
By Robin from Washington, IA
Pour peanut oil into a deep fryer. Heat to 375 degrees F. Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and sugar in medium size bowl. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Fry a few hush puppies at a time for 5 to 6 minutes, or until deeply golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve immediately.
6 to 8 servings
By Connie from Cotter, AR
By Robin from Washington, IA
Sift together dry ingredients. Add remaining and stir until moist. Drop batter by teaspoon into deep fryer, 360 degrees, frying only a few at a time. Fry until golden brown, drain on a paper towel.