Hush Puppies

Course Breads: Breads and Starters


  • 2 cups yellow corn meal
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Boiling water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Oil for frying


  • Heat oil in deep skillet or fryer to 375°F.
  • Mix all dry ingredients except the baking powder. Pour in enough hot water to make a thick mush, making sure all ingredients are moistened. Add milk, egg and baking powder and mix thoroughly.
  • Drop by spoonfuls (or use a small ice cream scoop) into oil, and fry until golden brown.
  • Marvelous with fish or shellfish. Fried catfish and hush puppies are a particularly classic combination.


These delectable little balls of fried seasoned cornbread are incredibly addictive. Be careful; it’s easy to fill up on these!