Quick and Delicious Hush Puppies


  • 1 cup Swany White cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup Swany White flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups oil (or fat, for frying)

If you want to add some additional flavor to these delicious little bites:

Try 2–3 tablespoons onion or  fresh ground black pepper black pepper or dash cayenne pepper or hot pepper sauce. Play around with different flavor combinations and have fun.


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg together with the buttermilk.
  3. Then slowly stir the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients. The dough should be thick enough to drop from a spoon slowly but easily.
  4. Now is the time to add any additional ingredients like your onions.
  5. In a deep, heavy skillet or deep fryer, heat fat or oil for deep frying. The hot liquid should be about 3 inches deep, or deep enough for the hush puppies to float with a temperature of about 370 F.
  6. Drop the batter by teaspoonfuls into the hot fat and fry until golden brown.
  7. Remove the hush puppies to paper towels to drain and keep warm while frying the rest.

Makes about 24 hush puppies.