Homemade Hushpuppies Recipe
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Although you can find hushpuppies across the country, many would argue none are as good as those cooking in Southern states.
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“Southern from Scratch” by Ashley English opens up a new world of Southern cooking with over 150 recipes and ideas that incorporate classic Southern staples.
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- 1 cup fine-grind cornmeal
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 cup Buttermilk, room temperature
- 1/2 Vidalia onion, minced
- 2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
- Peanut oil for frying
- Whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and several grinds of pepper in a medium mixing bowl. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, onion, and chives.
- Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture, stirring just until all the ingredients are fully combined. Cover the bowl with a kitchen cloth and set aside to rest for 10 minutes.
- Pour 3 inches of peanut oil into an electric fryer, stockpot, Dutch oven, or other high-sided pot. Heat the oil to between 350 degrees Fahrenheit to 360 F and then hold the temperature steady in that range.
- Using a small ice cream scoop or melon ball scoop, drop rounded tablespoons of the batter into the oil. Aim to fry batches of eight hushpuppies at a time.
- Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, rotating the batter with kitchen tongs as soon as they begin to float. Once they're golden brown on all sides, use a kitchen spider or slotted spoon to transfer them to a plate lined with a paper towel. Repeat until you have fried all of the batter. Serve immediately.
More from Southern from Scratch:
- Chocolate-Dipped Orange Shortbread Recipe
- Cornmeal Catfish Recipe
- Spikey Tartar Sauce RecipeFrom Southern from Scratch, by Ashley English, © 2018 by Ashley English. Photographs by Johnny Autry, © 2018 by Johnny Autry. Reprinted by arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boulder, CO. www.roostbooks.com.