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Down Home Hush Puppies

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

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

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  • grandma karyn
    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.

  • KrisTX
    Jan 7, 2011

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