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easy homemade hushpuppies in a pile in front of a gray bowl filled with dill pickle dip
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Homemade Hushpuppies

Homemade hushpuppies are a Southern staple. These fried cornmeal fritters are crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside with a slightly sweet savory flavor you'll love!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 30 hushpuppies
Calories: 69kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • canola oil for frying


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
  • In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs until evenly combined.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients, and fold in- stirring just until evenly combined.
  • Cover the bowl tightly with cling wrap- then chill for at least 2 hours, but up to 12.
  • Add oil to a Dutch oven, or other heavy bottomed pot, until it's roughly 2 inches deep. Heat the oil until it reaches roughly 350°.
  • Once the oil's hot (shimmery), carefully drop the batter in by the tablespoon full but don't overcrowd the pan.
  • Fry the hush puppies for 3-4 minutes, flipping/turning in the middle, until they're golden brown & crispy on the outside.
  • Using a spider strainer or slotted spoon, remove the hush puppies from the hot oil and transfer them to a paper towel lined plate to drain off excess grease.
  • Continue working in batches until all of the batter is fried.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


  • Do you prefer corn kernels in your hushpuppies? You can stir 1/2 cup drained, canned corn into the batter.
  • Want spicier fritters? Mix some cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes into the batter.
  • Serve these with tarter sauce, tzatziki sauce, dill pickle dip, or ranch dressing for dipping.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg