Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
No fish fry is worth it's salt without hush puppies! So don't forget these nibblers at your next feast! Add 1 jalapeño pepper (chopped) for a little heat!
- 1 -1 1⁄2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup firm meaty chopped tomato (like roma)
- 3⁄4 cup diced green onion
- vegetable oil
- Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, and make a well in center of mixture.
- Combine egg and milk; add to dry ingredients.
- Stir just until moistened.
- Add tomato and green onions.
- Pour oil to depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven or large saucepan; heat to 375°F.
- Drop batter by rounded teaspoonfuls into oil; fry in batches 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels; serve immediately.
- Yield: 3 1/2 dozen.
I used brown rice flour instead of regular flour, rice milk in place of regular milk. Mine ended up way too dry, so I added an extra egg and an extra 1/4 cup milk or so. They held together really well for frying, but could have had a bit more moisture for texture in the end. I would also have liked to add some cayenne pepper.
Ok,,, I didn't make hushpuppies. I thinned this out to make corn sticks, with a little extra oil added to brown and not stick to the pan easily. Came out very good.
Sharon, first I must apologize! I tagged this ions ago. I am very sorry it took my so long to make it. This weekend, I decided to get caught up on all of my old tags so I wouldn't be viewed as a deadbeat tagger! Technically, I would have given this recipe 5 stars but I had a few little problems. I mixed everything up and started to drop in by spoonfuls into my fry-daddy. As soon as they hit the oil, they came apart! I had little bits floating around in the oil. I know that is somewhat to be expected but not like this! So I added about 1/4 cup more cornmeal and started rolling them into balls. That worked! They actually stayed together! I am guessing that the problem could be attributed to the water content in the tomatoes so maybe you might consider putting a cup measurement for the tomatoes, just like you did for the green onions?? While I was frying up these little babies, I was thinking to myself, well, I will only give it 3 stars since I had that problem. That thought completly left my head once I tasted them! Even my BF who claims to not like hushpuppies, scarfed a few of them down! You have changed the way I make hushpuppies! Being that I am from the south, that is a pretty big deal! Thanks for a great recipe!