Hush puppies are a Southern delicacy that are often served alongside fried fish or other seafood dishes. They are small, fried balls of cornmeal batter that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. To make hush puppies at home, you will need the following ingredients:
1 cup of cornmeal
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 cup of milk
1 large egg
1/4 cup of melted butter
1/4 cup of chopped onion
1/4 cup of chopped green bell pepper
Vegetable oil, for frying
To make the hush puppies, start by whisking together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and black pepper in a large mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and melted butter.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined.
Gently fold in the chopped onion and green bell pepper.
Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Drop the batter by the tablespoonful into the hot oil and fry the hush puppies until they are golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Use a slotted spoon to transfer the hush puppies to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Serve the hush puppies hot, with your favorite dipping sauce.