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Best Hush Puppies

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
    3 dozen


  • 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, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup cream-style corn
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • In a large bowl, whisk cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add egg, milk and corn; stir just until combined.
  • In a deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop tablespoons of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 hush puppy: 66 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Karen
    May 2, 2018

    Well I just finished fixing the batter I want to surprise my daughter when she comes home from work I'm covered and put it in the refrigerator until she comes home so when I cook that with some nice red snappers I do hope it comes out well it looks great as a batter but I'll let you guys know if I want to star myself

  • Jellybug
    Nov 3, 2015

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

  • Rachdbo
    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.