Hush puppies are delicious, deep-fried bites of bready goodness. They are often served alongside other fried food like fish or chicken but really can be served anytime you want a carb side dish or snack.
under 30 minutes
2 cups vegetable oil, for frying
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
In a deep pan or deep-fryer, heat 2 cups of the oil to 380 degrees F.
While the oil is heating, combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Mix well. In another bowl, beat together the eggs and milk then stir in the oil. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture along with the onions. Mix well to incorporate all the ingredients.
Drop the hush puppy batter by 2-tablespoon sized dollops into the hot oil. Cook them in batches so they do not crowd each other. Cook until golden brown on all sides, turning them as needed.
Remove the hush puppies from the oil and let drain on paper toweling. Serve warm.
347 calories, 12 grams fat, 49 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams protein per serving.