Hush Puppies are a deep-fried savory ball made with a corn-meal batter.  Hush Puppies are often served with seafood in the South.

Recipe courtesy of Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking by
Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart

Serves 6


2 cups cornmeal
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
1 cup plus 3 tablespoons buttermilk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
vegetable oil or shortening for frying


  1. In a large bowl, sift together, cornmeal, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  2. Stir in the onions, buttermilk and egg until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Heat the oil to 375˚F and drop the batter by spoonful’s (about 2 teaspoons each) into hot oil.
  4. Fry until golden brown.
  5. Move to a plate lined with paper towels and serve hot.
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