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Hushpuppies From My Grandmother

A genuine, handwritten recipe that likely goes back to the 1940s, or earlier
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people
Calories 238 kcal


  • 1 large pot


  • 1 cup cornmeal plain
  • ½ cup flour all-purpose
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 onion small and diced


  • Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  • Scoop mixture into small balls and put aside. If mixture is too sticky, add a little flour at a time until it becomes easier.
  • Heat up a pot with about 2 inches of oil, canola or vegetable.
  • Drop the hushpuppies into the oil. Make sure they are submerged. Fry for about 4 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Take out hushpuppies, let cool and enjoy!



Feel free to add extra spices, like chili powder or garlic powder. You could finely dice a jalapeno for some extra spice. Also serving these with some queso is strangely delicious!


Calories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 482mgPotassium: 241mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 48IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 2mg
Keyword american food, appetizer, comfort food, cornmeal, dough, fried, southern, southern food,
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