Best Hush Puppies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


3 dozen

Updated: Sep. 14, 2023
Some years ago, when I was a cook on a large cattle ranch, I thought back to the hush puppies I’d had as a child on a southern trip. I created my own version of them for the ranchers. These 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! —Karyl Goodhart, Geraldine, Montana
Best Hush Puppies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. In a large bowl, whisk cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add egg, milk and corn; stir just until combined.
  2. In a deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls, 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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