Friday, August 18, 2017
Homemade Hush Puppies
Ronny loves going to eat at a certain fast-food style fish restaurant mainly because he loves their hush puppies. The nearest one of those restaurants to where we live is well over an hour away so naturally, he rarely gets them. He was craving some the other night so I figured I'd give my hand at making some and by golly, they turned out pretty good. I hope you like it as much as he does.
Homemade Hush Puppies
2 c. cornmeal
1 c. buttermilk
1 large egg
2 T. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
a bit of finely diced onion (fresh is best)
vegetable oil for frying
I did not put down the exact amount of onions to add because everyone's tastes are different. I generally use dehydrated onions and if you are using them, I would add 1 T. of dehydrated onions. BUT for this recipe, using fresh onions makes a HUGE difference on how these turn out. The fresh onions really enhance the flavor so I recommend using fresh onions for this recipe.
Now, on to how to make the hush puppies:
In a large bowl, stir together all the ingredients (except the oil of course)! Whisk to make sure there are no lumps, but do not over mix) and then set the bowl aside and allow the mixture to rest for at least 10 minutes.
While the mixture is "resting", go ahead and heat up your oil in a skillet. We actually have a nice big wok and we like to fry things in it so we added about 1 1/2" of oil to our wok and heated it up.
When the oil is hot, scoop up a bit of the cornmeal batter and drop by spoonfuls (carefully to not burn yourself) into the oil.
Turn as needed and fry until golden brown.
Remove and place on a paper towel covered plate. Eat as a snack or as a side with fish and french fries. :-)
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