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Hush Puppies

This Southern American dish makes a tasty side dish, especially with Red Beans and Rice.

Hush Puppies

Serves 4.


  • 2 c yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 c milk
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • vegetable oil for deep-fat frying


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk the egg, milk and onion; add to dry ingredients just until combined.
  2. In a heavy pot over medium heat, bring the oil to about 360 degrees F. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls into oil.
  3. Fry 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on in a metal sieve or on paper towels.
  4. Serve warm.

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