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Hushpuppies | Life, Love, and Good Food

Did you know that hushpuppies actually were first attributed to hunters who fried up some basic cornmeal mixture to feed to their howling hounds on hunting trips? “Hush, puppies!” Later on, these quick-fried delicacies became a popular side dish at Southern fish frys and barbecue dinners. Hushpuppies have come a long way since the colonial times deep-fried cornmeal and water.

Hushpuppies | Life, Love, and Good FoodThese puppies have sweet Vidalia onion and fresh summer corn plus a little chopped green onion and diced jalapeño for extra flavor. Buttermilk in the batter results in a moist texture that practically melts in your mouth.

Use a spoon dipped in a little water to carefully slide the batter into the hot oil. These fry up quickly in small batches and will disappear almost as fast when you serve them on your dinner table!

Hushpuppies | Life, Love, and Good Food

Yield: 6 servings


Hushpuppies | Life, Love, and Good Food

Hushpuppies. Little buttermilk cornbread bites with sweet Vidalia onion, fresh summer corn, and diced jalapeño for extra flavor.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • Peanut or canola oil,, for frying
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 small Vidalia onion,, diced
  • 1 ear corn,, kernels cut from cob
  • 4 green onions,, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño,, finely chopped
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg,, beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat 2 inches oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, sugar, Stir in diced veggies and cheese.
  3. In another bowl, stir together buttermilk, egg, and cheese. Add to dry ingredients, stirring well to combine.
  4. Carefully slide batter into hot oil by tablespoons, working in batches of 4-6 hushpuppies at a time. Cook the hushpuppies for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Test to make sure the first one is cooked through.
  5. Drain hushpuppies on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Continue process until all the batter is used up.


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 495mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g

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