🐟✨ Homemade Hush Puppies ✨🐟

Bring the taste of Southern comfort to your table with these Homemade Hush Puppies! Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these delightful cornmeal fritters are the perfect side dish for fried fish, barbecue, or any casual meal. With a hint of sweetness and a burst of flavor from the onion, these hush puppies will be a hit with your family and friends.

πŸ“‹ Ingredients:

  • 🌽 1 cup cornmeal
  • πŸ₯£ 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • πŸ§‚ 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 🌿 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 🌿 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 🌿 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • πŸ§… 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • πŸ₯› 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • πŸ₯š 1 large egg
  • πŸ₯› 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • πŸ₯€ Vegetable oil for frying

πŸ“ Directions:

1️⃣ Prepare the Batter: In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the chopped onion.

2️⃣ Mix Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil until well combined.

3️⃣ Combine: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix; the batter should be thick.

4️⃣ Heat Oil: In a large, deep skillet or pot, heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350Β°F (175Β°C).

5️⃣ Fry Hush Puppies: Using a small ice cream scoop or a spoon, carefully drop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry the hush puppies in batches for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the hush puppies to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

6️⃣ Serve: Serve the hush puppies warm with your favorite dipping sauces, such as honey butter, tartar sauce, or ranch dressing.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4-6 servings

Calories: 180 kcal per serving

πŸ’‘ Notes:

  • For extra flavor, you can add chopped jalapeΓ±os or shredded cheese to the batter.
  • Make sure the oil is at the correct temperature before frying to ensure the hush puppies cook evenly and become crispy.
  • If you don’t have buttermilk, you can make a substitute by mixing 3/4 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar and letting it sit for 5 minutes.