We just love homemade Southern hush puppies! The mix of corn meal, with a hint of savory onion combined with a little sweetness, makes these absolutely amazing. They really are good. I love to whip up a batch when I’m making homemade fish and chips and tartar sauce. The homemade hush puppies sure beat the fast food kind I loved as a kid! Yum!
Southern Hush Puppies
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1 cup yellow ground corn meal
- 1/4 cup sugar
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp Kosher salt
- ½ onion finely chopped
- ¼ cup buttermilk
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- Several good dashes of Louisiana Hot Sauce
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Heat the oil to 350 F (you can use a large sturdy frying pan, or a deep fryer)
- Mix the flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl
- Mix in the onions
- In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg and hot sauce.
- Add the dry ingredients with the wet, and mix with a large wooden spoon (or your hands). Don’t over mix! Its okay for there still to be some lumps.
- Flour your hands and using a spoon, roll out a ball of the dough (the dough will be sticky…this is why you flour your hands)
- Drop the dough into the hot oil. (You might want to shake the pan a bit, to make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom during frying)
- Continue with the rest of the batter.
- Fry until golden brown on the outside…about 7 to 8 minutes (varies depending on the size of the puppies!)
- Remove to paper towels and let sit for a few minutes.
- Serve warm with lemon, tartar sauce and your favorite Southern fish dish.