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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, sugar, and onion. Blend in flour and cornmeal.

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  • Heat 2 inches of oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Drop batter by rounded teaspoonfuls in hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Cook in small batches to maintain oil temperature. Drain briefly on paper towels. 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

277.2 calories; 4.6 g protein; 36.7 g carbohydrates; 46.5 mg cholesterol; 406.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2008
ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! However, I have to say that I am surprised by the mixed reviews. Some found it too dry, others too sweet, others too bland... Well, here's what I did: I halved the recipe since I only needed a small batch. I did NOT cut the sugar. And HERE'S A TIP: Think about how you like your cornbread- not sweet, moderately sweet, or Southern sweet. I am from SC, and I like mine nice n sweet, so that's why I didn't cut the sugar. But if you don't like sweet cornbread, adjust the sugar accordingly. Also, I grated a whole onion (even though, when halved, the recipe calls for 1/2 onion). Grating allows you to get tiny pieces of onion AND the onion "juice." With the onion juice, I didn't have to add any milk or buttermilk. I just mixed thoroughly. Also, since I DIDN'T HAVE ANY SELF-RISING FLOUR, I added 1/2t baking powder to the batter, and also 1t salt (remember, I halved the recipe). These didn't last long with my 1 and 3 year old. Okay, fine, I had more than my fair share, too! Awesome recipe! 5 stars any day! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/25/2004
These were a little dry, I added milk. I also removed the sugar, for I don't like my hushpuppies sweet. I didn't really care for these, I guess I have to keep searching for an "unsweet" hush puppy recipe. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 136
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  • 2 star values: 26
  • 1 star values: 26
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2008
ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! However, I have to say that I am surprised by the mixed reviews. Some found it too dry, others too sweet, others too bland... Well, here's what I did: I halved the recipe since I only needed a small batch. I did NOT cut the sugar. And HERE'S A TIP: Think about how you like your cornbread- not sweet, moderately sweet, or Southern sweet. I am from SC, and I like mine nice n sweet, so that's why I didn't cut the sugar. But if you don't like sweet cornbread, adjust the sugar accordingly. Also, I grated a whole onion (even though, when halved, the recipe calls for 1/2 onion). Grating allows you to get tiny pieces of onion AND the onion "juice." With the onion juice, I didn't have to add any milk or buttermilk. I just mixed thoroughly. Also, since I DIDN'T HAVE ANY SELF-RISING FLOUR, I added 1/2t baking powder to the batter, and also 1t salt (remember, I halved the recipe). These didn't last long with my 1 and 3 year old. Okay, fine, I had more than my fair share, too! Awesome recipe! 5 stars any day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2006
These were really good. I did not have any self-rising flour, so I just used all cornmeal. I cut the recipe in half since it is only my husband and I. I also only added in 1tbs of sugar because I knew that anymore would make it too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2008
These are awesome. I tried another recipe on this site and was very disappointed. I had to try another recipe since I still had the taste for hush puppies. I took suggestions from others and cut the amount of sugar down to 1/4 cup, added garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. I also added a can of creamed corn and the batter was perfect, no milk needed. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes before frying. I can't wait to make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2004
I grew up in the South and these were just like the ones we had in the old days. I made half the batter like the recipe and then updated the other half with minced Jalepeno, fresh corn, some salt and cayenne. My family preferred the more updated version but the ate everything they could get their hands on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2005
Excellent! I found that it was nessesary to add a 1/4 cup of milk to the mixture as others had suggested. My husband said this one is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2003
I used this recipe for the church fish fry and everyone raved over the hush puppies and ask for the recipe. I enlarged the batch to serve 50. Don't be fooled into adding extra liquid it will work up, use your hands. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2007
THESE WERE GREAT! I m in CA and our homesick friend from Georgia told us to make these. I gave it 4 stars because I added a few things. Added about 1 tsp Chili Powder 2 tsp Garlic powder& 1 tsp Onion powder with more milk as other suggested. I used regular flour and cornmeal but added 1 tsp of baking powder (not sure if it changed anything) My picky Fiancé even ate them (he says he's allergic to onions:) and our friend from Georgia said they were almost as good as his mom s:) We dipped these in tarter sauce and served w/ Fried Catfish YUMMM!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2006
I have made this about 6 times since May, each with rave reviews. My aunt was always the hush puppy queen in the family, and my husband didn't care for mine. Now he and my aunt wants to know what I've changed. THIS IS MY SECRET! I do add buttermilk to the recipe and they are just fabulous. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/25/2004
These were a little dry, I added milk. I also removed the sugar, for I don't like my hushpuppies sweet. I didn't really care for these, I guess I have to keep searching for an "unsweet" hush puppy recipe. Read More
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