Crispy Southern Hush Puppies continue the proud American tradition of scrumptious fried side dishes! The flavor of sweet cornbread pairs wonderfully with the hint of savory onion and zesty Old Bay® seasoning. They’re just oh-so-tender on the inside and crispy golden-brown on the outside. So splendid! Whether you find a dipping sauce that you love with them or just enjoy them on their own, Crispy Southern Hush Puppies are just a fantastic food for any occasion!


  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup self-rising corn meal
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 small onion, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • onion powder, to taste
  • Old Bay seasoning, to taste
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, plus more, to taste
  • canola oil, to taste


Step 1 –In a large mixing bowl, add the flour and the cornmeal and mix to combine.

Step 2 –Add the egg, the onion, the sugar, the garlic powder, the onion powder, and the Old Bay seasoning to the flour mixture and stir to combine.

Step 3 –Add 3/4 cup of the buttermilk to the flour mixture and stir with a fork until just blended. The mixture should be fairly stiff; if the mixture seems too dry, add the extra buttermilk, a little at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.

Step 4 –In a deep fryer, heat the oil to 375 degrees F.

Step 5 –Drop the dough by the teaspoon into the hot oil and fry until the hush puppies rise to the top and are golden-brown, about 2-3 minutes

Step 6 –Transfer the cooked hush puppies from the fryer to paper towels to drain.

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Step 7 –Repeat the frying process until all of the batter is used.

Step 8 –Serve hot.