Southern Hush Puppies

Side Dish

Recipe courtesy of Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking by Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart

Serves 6

  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • vegetable oil or shortening for frying

Southern Hush Puppies

Southern Hush Puppies 

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In a large bowl, sift together, cornmeal, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir in the onions, buttermilk and egg until thoroughly mixed. Heat the oil to 375˚F and drop the batter by  spoonfuls (about 2 teaspoons each) into hot oil. Fry until golden brown.

Move to a plate lined with paper towels and serve hot.

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