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 servings 339 cals
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Nutrition

  • 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 ...

My husband's from Louisiana, and swears that these hush puppies are the very best he's ever eaten! Followed directions to a T, and will never make another recipe!

These tasted nice and light. Not like the average hush puppy that's all dense and cakey. We liked them, but they are ONLY good the day you make them. So you might want to half the recipe if you'...

Making these hush puppies right now. They are fantastic! Had to sample with the honey butter I made. Just added some fresh chives otherwise made them exactly as written. Thanks for the great re...

Speaking as someone who loves hush puppies, but had never tried to make them until just a couple hours ago, I thought this recipe was great! The fritters turned out perfectly light and fluffy! I...

This recipe has a great flavor---but don't put the sugar in it. It makes the batter so easy to burn. Knowing that going in, I halved the amount of sugar--but I still ended up with burning puppie...

Tonight I made this recipe and quickly discovered, after making it, that it was the most delicious I had ever tried. This was not just a glop fried in oil but the flavors of corn came through wo...