Southern Hush Puppy Recipe
It's just not a fish fry without a side of hush puppies. This easy, Southern hush puppy recipe produces crispy, fluffy and golden delicious results.
Servings 6 people
- Canola or vegetable oil for frying
- 2 cups self-rising white cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
- ½ cup finely diced white onion
- 2 green onions green parts only, thinly sliced
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- ¾ cup milk
Combine cornmeal, sugar, onions, and egg in a large mixing bowl.
Gradually stir in the milk (you may not use all of ijust until the batter wet and the consistency of thick pancake batter.
Heat several inches of oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium high. Use a thermometer to measure when the oil reaches 375 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer, spoon a small amount of batter into the hot oil. If it sizzles immediately, the oil is ready.
Reduce the heat to medium. Carefully spoon heaping tablespoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Fry just a few hush puppies at a time and don’t overcrowd the pan. Fry hush puppies for 2-3 minutes until they are puffed and golden brown on all sides.
Strain the hushpuppies from the oil and drain on paper towels. Serve warm.
Leftover hush puppies can be stored in the fridge in a resealable plastic bag or container fitted with a lined with a paper towel for 3-5 days.
To freeze, place hush puppies on a single layer on a baking sheet. Place the sheet on a flat surface in the freezer and allow the hush puppies to freeze for a couple hours until solid. Then store the frozen hush puppies in a resealable plastic bag or freezer container with a lid for up to three months.
To reheat, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. If cooking from the fridge, toast the hush puppies for about 2-4 minutes until crisp. If reheating from frozen, give them about 7-10 minutes.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 9.9mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 0.8IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 4.7mg | Iron: 3.7mg