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Southern Cornmeal Hushpuppies

Hushpuppies are a great addition to any meal. Plus, they are super easy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Southern Cornmeal Hushpuppies, hushpuppies, southern
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons white granulated sugar optional
  • 1/2 of a medium onion finely chopped or grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh chives chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • oil for frying


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix with spoon.   The batter should be just wet enough that you can shape it into balls about the size of a walnut with your hands and it sticks together.
  • Have oil hot in a skillet and drop hushpuppies into oil.  Cook about 3 to 4 minutes browning on all sides.   Remove and drain on paper towels.


This makes about 20 to 24 hushpuppies.  You can double or triple the recipe.