Down Home Hush Puppies Recipe

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Down Home Hush Puppies Recipe

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Hush puppies is a classic side served at many get-togethers in the south. The sweet and spicy flavor has delighted friends and family for decades.—Gene Pitts, Wilsonville, Alabama
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Canola oil

Directions

In a large bowl, combine first seven ingredients. Add egg and buttermilk; stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes. Do not stir again.
In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat 2-3 in. of oil to 375°. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 1-1/2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: As a substitute for 1 cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
Originally published as Down Home Hush Puppies in Reminisce September/October 1991, p39

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 89 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Canola oil
  1. In a large bowl, combine first seven ingredients. Add egg and buttermilk; stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes. Do not stir again.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat 2-3 in. of oil to 375°. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 1-1/2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: As a substitute for 1 cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
Originally published as Down Home Hush Puppies in Reminisce September/October 1991, p39

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grandma karyn User ID: 6889895 41292
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014

"were very easy and fried up fluffy and light, I only had sweet red peppers so I used that and some old bay."

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KrisTX User ID: 4381566 44500
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"I omitted the jalapenos due to my children but still very tasty. Will make again!"

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