By Paula DeenJUMP TO RECIPE
- 1 small chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup self rising flour
- 1 1/2 cups self rising cornmeal
- 6 cups vegetable oil - or as needed for frying
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 lightly beaten egg
Using a large skillet, preheat oil for frying to 350 °F.
Using a mixing bowl, stir together the cornmeal, flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in the onion. In a small bowl, stir together the buttermilk and egg. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until blended. Drop the batter one teaspoon at a time into the oil. Dip the spoon in a glass of water after each hush puppy is dropped in the oil. Fry until golden brown, turning the hush puppies during the cooking process. Makes about 3 dozen hush puppies.