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Carla Hall's Hush Puppies

hush puppies carla hall
Fried Cornbread Balls
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
6 to 8
cost
$
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Hush Puppies Recipe: Pair these fried delights with lush shrimp for a Southern-inspired meal.
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ingredients
  • 2 cups Yellow Corn Meal
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 large Onion (finely diced)
  • 2 Eggs (slightly beaten)
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoon Bacon Fat (melted)
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • For the Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Tarter Sauce
  • 1 Lemon (zest and juice)
  • 1 teaspoon Seafood Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • Salt and freshly cracked Black Pepper
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  • 1
    2 cups Yellow Corn Meal
    1 cup All-Purpose Flour
    1 teaspoon Baking Powder
    1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
    3/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
    1/4 teaspoon Paprika
    1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
    1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
    1 large Onion (finely diced)
    Combine dry ingredients, then add diced onion. 
  • 2
    2 Eggs (slightly beaten)
    1 cup Buttermilk
    2 cloves Garlic (minced)
    2 tablespoon Bacon Fat (melted)
    Combine eggs, buttermilk, garlic and melted bacon fat. 
  • 3
      
    Stir wet ingredients into dry just until combined.  Do not overmix. 
  • 4
    Vegetable oil for frying
    Fry rounded teaspoonfuls in oil preheated to 350 degrees F for 3 to 4 mins until golden brown. 
  • 5
    1/2 cup Mayonnaise
    1/4 cup Tarter Sauce
    1 Lemon (zest and juice)
    1 teaspoon Seafood Seasoning
    1 teaspoon Parsley
    1 teaspoon Dill
    1/2 teaspoon Thyme
    1/2 teaspoon Paprika
    Salt and freshly cracked Black Pepper
    For the Dipping Sauce: In a medium bowl, stir together the ingredients and adjust seasoning to taste. Serve with Hush Puppies.

    Helpful Tips:
    1. Properly measure the cornmeal and flour for the batter so that the hush puppies are not too heavy. Using extra egg whites will help make the hush puppies lighter.
    2. Test your batter by frying a test hush puppy. Season the batter further if necessary.
     
 
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