5 from 1 vote

Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies are fried until golden and have just the right amount of sweetness.
Course Bread
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal, NOT self-rising
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 small onion, finely minced
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Vegetable oil


  • Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Add milk, onion, and egg and stir just until blended.
  • Pour about 2 inches of oil into a Dutch oven, large pot or deep pan. Heat oil to 375 degrees.
  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into oil and fry until golden on all sides. Fry in batches and do not overcrowd the pan or the oil temperature will drop too much. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate. Serve warm.