Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies

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Try this recipe for Hush Puppies the next time you serve fish or have a shrimp boil. They’re quite scrumptious.

Okay, so here’s a little something you probably don’t know about me. I love hush puppies. My favorites come from Long John Silvers.  When I was a girl, I used to eagerly anticipate eating there when my folks would take us out for dinner. Of course, I never ordered fish or anything fishy. I ordered their chicken strip dinner (which I also loved) that came with fries and these sweet, round hush puppies. My favorite!

I loved this little shack so much, it’s the second place my husband and I ate at on our honeymoon. If you’ve been here very long, you may know already that the first place we ate at was Sonic, minutes before midnight. In an ice storm.

Now, as an adult who takes great pleasure in making her own food, I had to figure out a way to make my own little puppies to go with fish or shrimp. This recipe fits the bill quite splendidly.

Hush Puppies

Ingredients Needed to Make Hush Puppies

  • ground cornmeal
  • all-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • dried parsley
  • baking powder
  • seasoned salt
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • buttermilk
  • large egg
  • peanut oil for frying

Instructions for Making this Recipe

Using a large dutch oven, preheat oil for frying to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, parsley, baking powder, seasoned salt, onion powder, and garlic powder. Add buttermilk and egg. Stir well.

Drop by teaspoonfuls into hot oil. Cook in batches until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per batch.

Remove from oil with a long-handled wire strainer. Drain on a baking sheet covered with paper towels. This recipe makes about 30 hush puppies.

Shrimp Boil with Hush Puppies

I will note, that the last time I made them, they didn’t turn out as round and pretty as my first ones. I think it was because I allowed the dough to set too long before I put them in the fryer, which gave the cornmeal too much time to absorb the milk. And thus made my dough more stiff than it should be. But either way, they were quite tasty. And hey, they’re just rustic-looking, right?

Serve Hush Puppies with Fried Catfish. Or for a Shrimp Boil. Or with Chicken Strips!

Recipe for Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies

Try this recipe the next time you serve fish or have a shrimp boil. Yummy!
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cornmeal, Deep Fried, Fried Foods
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 30 pieces

Equipment

Glass Mixing Bowls
Dutch Oven
Candy Thermometer
Wire Strainer

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup ground cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • peanut oil for frying

Instructions

  • Using a large dutch oven, preheat oil for frying to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, parsley, baking powder, seasoned salt, onion powder, and garlic powder. Add buttermilk and egg. Stir well.
  • Drop by teaspoonful into hot oil. Cook in batches until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per batch.
  • Remove from oil with a long-handled wire strainer. Drain on a baking sheet covered with paper towels. Makes about 30 hush puppies.
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