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Best Hush Puppies Recipe
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Best Hush Puppies Recipe

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Some years ago, I was a cook on a large cattle ranch. One day, I thought back to the hush puppies I'd had as a child on a Southern trip, and I ended up creating my own version of them. They go well as part of an old-fashioned fried chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, buttermilk biscuits, corn on the cob and watermelon pickles! My husband is a farmer and also a truck driver. We have two grown children and two younger ones, 6 and 2.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup cream-style corn
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


  1. In a bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add egg, milk and corn; stir just until mixed.
  2. In a deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls into oil. Fry until golden brown.
  3. Allow to cool slightly and, if desired, roll in confectioners' sugar. Serve immediately with fried chicken, ham or sausage. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Hush Puppies in Country Woman July/August 1993, p31

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Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015

"Great taste, just needed to be a little firmer. I loved the corn in it....I will make it again."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"This was a good recipe and our first time trying making hush puppies. I like them a bit more dense, but this could be resolved with a true fryer. We also added chives to the recipe which was a great addition."

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