Makes 35 hush puppies


  • 6 cups peanut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  • Using a deep pot, preheat oil for frying to 350 degrees 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, 1 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.