Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hush Puppies

Prep / Total : 40 minutes      Makes 8 to 10 servings      (about 2 dozen hushpuppies)
No Southern fish fry is complete without deep-fried Hush Puppies. Simple ingredients make these puppies a favorite side.
1-1/2                cups self-rising white cornmeal mix
3/4                   cup self-rising flour
3/4                   cup diced sweet onion (about 1/2 medium onion)  1-1/2                tablespoons sugar
1                       large egg, lightly beaten 
1-1/4                cups buttermilk

1.           Pour oil to depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Combine cornmeal and next 3 ingredients. Add egg and buttermilk; stir just until moistened. Let stand 10 minutes.
2.           Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls into hot oil, and fry, in 3 batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Keep warm in a 200° oven.


Bacon-and-Caramelized Onion Hush Puppies:
Increase onion to 1 1/2 cups.
Cook 5 bacon slices in a medium skillet over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp; drain bacon on paper towels, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon.
Sauté onion in hot drippings over medium-low heat 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Proceed with recipe as directed, stirring in onion and bacon with cornmeal mix in Step 1.

Jalapeño-Pineapple Hush Puppies:
Prepare recipe as directed, stirring in 1/2 cup canned pineapple tidbits and 2 to 3 Tbsp. seeded and diced jalapeño pepper with cornmeal mix in Step 1.

Shrimp-and-Corn Hush Puppies:
Prepare recipe as directed, reducing buttermilk to 3/4 cup and stirring 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked shrimp (about 3/4 lb. peeled) and 1 (8 1/4-oz.) can cream-style corn into batter in Step 1.


  1. Good morning, Nee,

    I see you're serving up some good old fashioned Hush Puppies today. Yummy!

    The Jalapeño-Pineapple Hush Puppies sound very interesting. I may just have to give them a try one day!

    Thanks for sharing, Nee...

  2. Hi Louise ,

    Try the Jalapeno-Pineapple Hush Puppies , they have a unique taste was is quite good and just as good .

    Thanks ... I always love to share :)

  3. I haven't made hush puppies in years! Or eaten them, for that matter - they go beautifully with any fried fish, as you said, but particularly with catfish. Good stuff - thanks.

  4. Hi John ... fried fish is not complete with the hush puppies .
    Tahnks for coming by :) .

  5. Hi Nee,
    This looks wonderful! Wish I could have a few right now! The Jalapeno-Pineapple version sounds good!

  6. Hi Joyce ,
    The jalapeno -pineapple version is good . I love anything spicy . Grab a few :)


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