FOOD

Southern-Style Hush Puppies: A Crunchy, Crave-Worthy Snack

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

Old-fashioned Southern food has an incredible knack for evoking the cozy comforts of home. I didn’t even grow up in the South, and I still get nostalgic for good, old-fashioned comfort food!

It helps that plenty of Southern classics, from Texas barbecue to delicious variations on mac and cheese like these tiny cupcakes, have been scrumptiously successful of spreading across the country.

Of course, of all the delicious Southern food that has traveled north and west, few dishes are more iconic than hush puppies.

These classic corn fritters are crunchy, satisfying, and ever-so-slightly sweet.

Eat ’em hot out of the pan or cooled down with dipping sauce; either way, they’re irresistibly craveable.

Best of all, they’re super simple to make, calling for just a handful of easy ingredients.

Try our easy-to-follow recipe for a version that will taste just like Mom’s, even if your mom never made these!

Print out the recipe below to give this Southern classic a shot!

Cook: 4 min
Prep: 15 min
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 34 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup self-rising cornmeal
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 pinch onion powder
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1 pinch Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Oil for frying
Instructions
  • Combine flour and cornmeal, mix well.
  • Add in egg, onion, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, Old Bay, and buttermilk. Whisk well until batter forms.
  • Heat oil until it reaches 375 °F.
  • Fry spoonfuls of batter until golden brown on all sides.
  • Share and enjoy!
If you love the look of these crunchy Southern delicacies, make sure to check out the video and SHARE for anyone who loves comfort food.
Southern-Style Hush Puppies 15 minutes 4 minutes 19 minutes Serves 8 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2016/07/recipehushpups-850x444.jpg 3/4 cup self-rising flour 1 cup self-rising cornmeal 1 egg, beaten 1 small onion, chopped 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 pinch onion powder 1 pinch garlic powder 1 pinch Old Bay seasoning 1 cup buttermilk Oil for frying Combine flour and cornmeal, mix well. Add in egg, onion, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, Old Bay, and buttermilk. Whisk well until batter forms. Heat oil until it reaches 375 °F. Fry spoonfuls of batter until golden brown on all sides. Share and enjoy!

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