Southern Hush Puppies Recipe

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This Southern hush puppies recipe is perfect for pairing with any fried food or Chesapeake Bay favorite dishes. With crispy outside edges and delicately sweetened soft tender inside, this Hush Puppies Recipe is the best easy Delmarva side dish to prepare. They are, without a doubt, the one of best Eastern Shore side dishes ever, for seafood entrees.

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Hush puppies made with cornbread are a popular side dish that goes great with BBQ sandwiches, fried fish, or even sausage. The recipe for southern hush puppies is simple to prepare and flavorful.

Cornbread hush puppies are a side dish is known for being a staple in the South.

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Here are the ingredients you’ll need to prepare this Southern Hush Puppies recipe.

There are hundreds of recipes and variations. This easy-to-follow southern-style hushpuppies recipe is my favorite. A little sweet, a little savory…deep-fried until crispy and golden.


vegetable oil


flour for baking


cornmeal for hush puppies recipes

Baking powder

baking powder


pile of sugar for baking



Garlic powder

garlic powder

Onion powder


paprika  - By Marcosgarrido88 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,


large egg




butter slices


  • Oil For frying
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup Cornmeal
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons Butter Cold and cut into small cubes
  • Tarter Sauce for serving


Preheat 2 inches of oil in a large skillet to 365 degrees.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl add the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and pepper.

Add the egg and buttermilk and stir until combined. Stir in cubed butter.

Drop the batter by rounded teaspoonfuls in the hot oil.

Let cook until they are golden brown for 2-3 minutes.

Remove with a metal strainer on a paper towel-lined plate.

Serve with tartar sauce if desired.

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