Southern Hush Puppies. History of Hush Puppies So, how did hush puppies get their name? They were perhaps the original treat (aka bribe) for Fido. Legends tell how Southern fishermen and Civil War soldiers first made the golden nuggets from scraps just to toss to barking and begging dogs with the command to "Hush, puppy." Southern Hush Puppies Recipe Hush puppies are the perfect addition to a classic fish fry!
Although the recipes vary from place to place, they are all the same basic. This Hush Puppies Recipe is the best easy southern side with crispy outer edges and lightly sweetened soft tender centers. They are by far the best I have ever made or tried. You can cook Southern Hush Puppies using 7 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Southern Hush Puppies
- Prepare 1 1/2 cup of Self rising cornmeal.
- Prepare 1/2 cup of Cup self rising flour.
- Prepare 1/2 tsp of Baking soda.
- It’s 1/2 tsp of Salt.
- You need 1 cup of Buttermilk.
- Prepare 1 of Egg lightly beaten.
- It’s 1 small of finely chopped onion.
I love to serve them with Red Beans and Rice, Oven Roasted Corn and Fresh Peach Tea. These delectable fried cornmeal hush puppies are such a treat. A Southern specialty, hush puppies are small, deep-fried balls made of a cornmeal batter. They are a humble side dish often served with fried foods like catfish and other seafood.
Southern Hush Puppies step by step
- In a mixing bowl mix together the dry ingredients..
- Stir in onion..
- Stir in buttermilk and egg and mix until blended..
- Drop the batter by teaspoonfuls into a deep fryer..
- Fry until golden brown(turning them to cook evenly)..
This hush puppy recipe calls for self-rising cornmeal mix and flour, milk, egg, and finely chopped green onion for added flavor and color. Southern Hush Puppies are round golf ball sized, light and flakey cornmeal batter that is fried golden brown on the outside and soft on the inside served as a side dish to any southern meal. These hush puppies are the perfect side dish ready in minutes! This side dish is perfect for pairing with any fried food or southern favorite dish. I serve these hush puppies hot with homemade honey butter and fresh local fish fried up crispy and golden, MMMM MMMMM!