Buttermilk Hush Puppies

Buttermilk Hush Puppies

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Mama Smith 41

"Hush puppies are a great Southern tradition along with buttermilk coleslaw and Southern-fried catfish. Why not use all that buttermilk together in all your recipes? Try them all!"

Ingredients

25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 339 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 339 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.9g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 277 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat 1 quart vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).
  3. Whisk buttermilk, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, and eggs in a bowl.
  4. Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Fold buttermilk mixture, onion, and green onions into cornmeal mixture until just mixed.
  5. Drop 6 to 8 tablespoon-sized balls of batter into the hot oil; fry until each hush puppy is golden brown, turning the hush puppies to cook evenly, 6 to 10 minutes. Remove hush puppies with a slotted spoon and place on brown paper bags to drain. Repeat with any remaining batter.
  6. Transfer hush puppies to a baking sheet and keep warm in the preheated oven until ready to serve.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Sugar makes a great hush puppy but it will make them brown faster. Be careful of your oil temperature and don't make the hush puppies too large so they will cook through.
  • If you would like to add corn, just fold in 1/4 cup canned or frozen corn.
  • For a spicy option add 1 minced jalapeno pepper or 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning.
  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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This was the best hushpuppy recipe I've ever tried! I added chopped jalapenos for an extra kick; next time I think I'll add some corn. They were so light and fluffy--not heavy or doughy at all...

I love hush puppies and I thought these were great. I added a little cayenne pepper,extra salt and paprika. I liked this recipe because I don't keep self-rising flour on hand and I didn't wan...

I ended up having to add about 2/3 cup more of flour and cornmeal (mixed with equal amounts of each)because the batter was very thin and the hushpuppies ended up resembling funnel cakes instead ...