Hush Puppies I


A delicious treat from the American South. These tender morsels smell great and taste even better!

2 dozen


  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying

  • 3 cups cornmeal

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 small onion, minced


  1. Heat vegetable oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine corn meal, baking powder, salt, milk, and water. Mix in egg and chopped onion.

  3. Shape the batter into small balls, approximately 1 tablespoon each.

  4. Use a long handled spoon to gently slide the hush puppies into the hot oil. Cook 8 or 10 at a time, until golden brown. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon, and roll on paper towels to briefly drain. Serve hot.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

531 Calories
34g Fat
52g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 531
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 803mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 175mg 13%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 305mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.