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By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Medium

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 15


  • 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.