Hush Puppies

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Recipe by South Your Mouth

Hush Puppies

1 3/4 cups self-rising cornmeal*

1/2 cup self-rising flour

1 teaspoon seasoned salt

2 teaspoons sugar

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons melted bacon grease**

1 small onion, minced


Heat a minimum of 4 inches of oil in a deep skillet or wide pan to 350 degrees (medium-high heat).


Mix cornmeal, flour, seasoned salt and sugar in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl combine eggs, buttermilk and bacon grease or butter and mix well. Slowly add wet ingredients and minced onion to cornmeal mixture, stirring by hand. Stir until just combined.


Using a teaspoon, drop heaping spoonfuls of batter into hot grease. Cook hush puppies until golden brown (approximately 4-5 minutes), turning once. Hush puppies will often flip over on their own when the bottom side is ready.


*self-rising cornmeal is readily available in the South but if you can’t find it, here’s a recipe I found online (which I've never tested soooo…. you’re on your own with this one!)


**substitute melted butter for bacon grease if necessary then ask the Lord for forgiveness for throwing away your bacon grease.