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Southern Hushpuppies Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Side Dish, Bread
  • Method: Deep Fat Frying
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Light and fluffy deep fried hushpuppies are a real treat when served with a plate of fish and seafood, or with some good old Southern barbecue. Easy to make.



1 cup Self-Rising Flour
1/2 cup Self-Rising Corn Meal
1 Tablespoon granulated Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Warm water as needed.
Cooking oil for frying.


Place flour in a medium sized mixing bowl.
Add the corn meal.
Add the sugar.
Add the salt.
Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Gradually add enough warm water to make a thick batter. Set aside.
Heat cooking oil in a deep pot until oil reaches 350F degrees for frying.
Scoop batter by the Tablespoonful and carefully drop into the hot oil.
Let the puppies cook until golden brown on the bottom.
Flip puppies over in the oil if they do not flip on their own.
Fry until golden brown all over.
Remove when done and place in a paper towel lined bowl to cool.


Proper batter consistency is key to making good hushpuppies. You want a batter a little thicker than pancake batter. It should hold it’s shape when you spoon it out of the bowl and drop it into the cooking oil. A little practice will have you making great hushpuppies in no time.

Keywords: southern hushpuppies, corn meal, flour, self-rising, sugar, salt, batter, sides for fish, sides for bbq