Southern Hush Puppies

"Per a request here is my favorite hush puppie recipe to go with fried fish."
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  • Heat oil in a heavy skillet (about 2- 2 1/2 inches of oil) until hot.
  • Beat the egg and then mix in the remaining ingredients.
  • Make sure that your dry ingredients are all moist.
  • Using a tablespoon, drop balls of batter into the hot oil, about 2 inches long by 1 inch thick.
  • NOTE: I usually only cook about 4 or 5 at a time.
  • These should float in the hot oil, but not be covered by it.
  • You will need to turn these as they cook.
  • Fry until they are a golden brown and then drain them on paper towels.
  • Serve with fish- of course!

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  1. Miss Annie
    This little cornbread treats are a true Southern delight. I made mine with chopped green onions (the recipe call for onions) for a little color in these golden balls. They fried up nicely and were a nice treat with pinto beans. Absolutely worth going to the extra effort of frying!! Thanks, MG, for a wonderful Southern, country treat.
  2. Michelle S.
    Very good. I added some garlic (just because I like it) and a little parsley for color. We really enjoyed them. The DH said it reminded him of Grandmas in Georgia. Thanks MG.
  3. Dreamshaper
    I was so happy to find this recipe. I was raised in south Georgia, and besides not including finely diced celery, this is exactly like the ones my Grandma used to make. Thanks MysteryGirl
  4. kimmaboo
    this tasted like fried nothing not my fav sorry
  5. JoJoStar
    My family just loved these. They went wonderful with southern fried catfish! Will definantly be making again. TY


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