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bite size Hush Puppies

Southern Hushpuppies

Southern Hushpuppies are a classic side dish made with cornmeal batter and onion deep fried until they are golden brown and perfectly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword hushpuppy recipe, southern hushpuppies, southern side dish recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 136kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell



  • Place self-rising Cornmeal, self-rising flour, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk together until well combined.
  • Add grated onion, egg, and buttermilk to the flour mixture and whisk together until the mixture comes together. Don’t over mix.
  • Place batter in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Pour the canola oil into a dutch oven, or large pot, until it is filled with 2 inches of oil and heat oil to 350-375 degrees F.
  • When the oil reaches the correct temperature drop batter by the tablespoon into the hot oil and fry. Cook for 2 minute per side or until golden brown.
  • Remove cooked hushpuppies from the oil with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate to remove the excess oil.
  • Work in batches to cook all of the batter making sure not to crowd the pot.
  • Serve hot with tartar sauce or ketchup and enjoy.


Serving: 3hushpuppies | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.9mg