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35 hushpuppies


Using a deep pot, preheat oil for frying to 350 degrees F.

Using a mixing bowl, stir together the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the onion. In a small bowl, stir together the buttermilk and egg. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until blended. Drop the batter, 1 teaspoon at a time, into the oil. Dip the spoon in a glass of water after each hushpuppy is dropped in the oil. Fry until golden brown, turning the hushpuppies during the cooking process.

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    The easiest hush puppy recipes I've ever used.
    These were pretty yummy! Only thing is that I added about a 3/4 cup sugar and a little more salt .. Also, the batter was a little runny making it hard to put into the batter without making geometric shapes. Lastly, I wish there was a way to make them crispier. All in all they tasted good :)
    Had some of these tonight and they were amazing!!! yummmmmmy!!
    I tried this recipe last night, and it is now my new favorite Hushpuppy recipe. My Brother-in-law, 
    who "does not eat hushpuppies" ate two! 
    I used fine stone ground cornmeal, not self-rising, and I added baking powder to compensate. 
    I used more finely chopped onions in this recipe and deep fried them by Tablespoons at 360 degrees. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. They were light and very good. I will definitely use and share this recipe.
    Best hush puppies I've made & eaten since my father-in-laws!! 
    I added shredded cheddar cheese (1/2 cup & 1/4 cup jalapeņo diced (from a jar. 
    I received raved reviews from my family! 
    I will use this recipe from now on!!
    Kick Butt Good !!! keep those great southern foods coming  
    We love you no matter what
    I wanted to make Christy Jordan's House Autry hushpuppy battered fried pork chops for dinner tonight.(I love Ms. Christy Alas, no hushpuppy mix in the house! So I took Ms. Paula's hushpuppy recipe (I love Ms. Paula too!, used only the dry ingredients, added onion powder and used the mixture for my pork chop batter, Oh my goodness, it was good! It is cheaper than using the prepared mix too! Food Network is sure going to miss my business, shame on Food Network for not renewing Ms. Paula's contract
    These were amazing!! I was so grateful to find a simple recipe that tastes so much better than the local restaurants'. They are fluffy, flavorful and quick. Followed it to the letter on the recipe (first time I made it but all five people that tried them (aged 8 to 47 said they would not change a thing - except to double it!
    I would agree with several of the other reviewers that these were somewhat bland. Having eaten a lot of hushpuppies in my life, I would say these were just okay. After cooking a couple and tasting, I did add 1 Tbsp bacon grease which helped but next time I will add some honey and Old Bay seasoning with maybe some thyme. I may also try replacing the buttermilk with beer. Also, changing the flour ratio to contain more flour should make them not quite as dry. As mentioned by some of the others, do not over mix the batter. All in all, this is a good base receipe. Personally, I liked these better cold as a snack after they had been in the refrigerator all night.
    Very bland and batter was too thick. I added more buttermilk and 1/2 cup sugar and they went from bland to amazing.
    Awesome and easy. No sugar needed, easy to kick up a notch with various ingredients. Thanks Paula!!! 
    I recommend using water instead of buttermilk and please don't add sugar! Add just enough water to make a very thick batter.
    Isubstituted green onion,added a little sugar and some chopped jalepeno peppers....DELICIOUS!!!!
    I added a little parsley & sugar to the recipe & it was much better. Otherwise it's just too bland.
    Blah, very very bland and uninteresting. For comparison, it tastes worse than fast-food (i.e. Long John Silvers' pups. LJS's are actually more sophisticated in flavor (heaven forfend! Would recommend looking elsewhere for something a little more challenging and rewarding than this worthless exercise in banality.
    I loved them this was one of the most best receipes for me to make
    These turned out great. I followed the directions and they were just the right consistency.
    These are just ok to me. We substituted onion powder for the chopped onion, and the flavor was good, but they weren't nearly as light as we had hoped, and were pretty dry.
    I'm a southern girl and these are definitely the best hushpuppies I have ever eaten, very light and delicious!
    Too much buttermilk (use 3/4 cup and not enough flavor. I'm thinking it's like a meatloaf recipe that only included the meat. I would use 1/2 flour and 1/2 corn meal next time and add shrimp, salmon, fish, potato, something else. I ended up adding more onion, sugar, maple syrup, and cooked bacon. They were really yummy in the end. Without the additions, you have simply bland fried cornbread. Test your first batch and adjust Sorry, Paula. You may want to take your name off of this one.
    These are light and delicious. They might be the best hushpuppies I've ever had. I used a Vidalia onion for its sweetness and added 6 scallions for color and stronger onion flavor - yum! I followed the recipe directions for combining the wet and dry ingredients and had no problem at getting the proper consistency.
    To Chef #816552 Don't know what planet you are living in if you can't find self rising cornmeal or flour. BTW, you can add the buttermilk and eggs all at once to the dry ingredients if you do 2 things: 1. beat the eggs in the buttermilk 2. once added to the dry ingredients, don't over mix, just combine and then let it rest for about 15 minutes before frying off. If you over mix, it will be too cakey. Onions should be grated (drain off juices or reduce liquids to compensate) or at least minced and peanut oil is fine but not necessary.
    I'm giving this three stars for a few reasons that have more to do with the recipe presentation than the recipe: 1. for those of us who don't live in the south, the recipe should include salt/baking powder amounts for standard ground corn meal and all-purpose flour. 2. should include instructions on properly adding milk and eggs, as noted in other reviews. 3. The onion really should be grated or finely minced, not chopped. 4. I added a sprinkle of garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne to add flavor, and I don't use peanut oil because most of what you buy at the store is already rancid. If you're into green oils, which I think everyone should be, an excellent choice for frying is grapeseed, or grape-ola, which is a mixture of grapeseed and high oleic, low smoking canola. Otherwise, it was perfect!
    They were only okay in my opinion. I wish I had read jimjackson's review re: WHEN to add the buttermilk before I made. They were very "dough-y" and nothing special. I will make again and re-review. Hoping that suggestion makes a difference in the consistency of these puppies.
    These are awsome hushpuppies, but I think I would add some honey to them to give them just a slight hint of sweet. I use honey in my package corn bread muffin mix too!
    I used grated onion and also added some hot sauce. They were very good. As another reviewer cautioned, do not just dump in the egg and buttermilk. Add at about 1/4 each time to get the right consistency. I used a small cookie scoop to drop the pups in the oil. I think next time I will add some more spicing to them, though.
    For those of you who have never made hush puppies before, like myself. Please follow the directions as stated with one minor exception. DON'T just add the buttermilk to the egg and dump in the bowl. Mix the dry ingredients, add the egg THEN add buttermilk until the mixture resembles sticky bread dough (this should have been included in the directions!). You may not need the full quantity of buttermilk. If the mixture is to dry add more buttermilk.
     Bottom-line, I followed the directions to the "T" and mine ended up being the consistency of cake batter. I didn't know what to expect so I had no idea of what the batter should have resembled. I had to find the correct directions on another website after this failure.
    Great Great I just made some for the first time but by adding sugar made them then better. onions and sugar never thought it would tast so great
    Once I watched this recipe, I've started to make it and I made it.
     really simple but dillicious!!
     I really like your recipes Paula
    I grew up on the Steinhatchee River in Steinhatchee, Fl. Located on the Gulf Of Mexico. My Daddy was a commeracial fisherman, he owned his own boat and also his fish house. Wholesale & Retail seafood. Not far from Gainesville, Fl. [Go Gators] west from there. Hushpuppies was made at all seafood meals and also we made the same kind of fried cornbread we just left out the onions. Good with all Greens & Vegs. Now when we made them for fish or seafood dinners instead of onions in the reacipe, we used garlic powder. Hushpuppies are so good with guava or plum jelly. Thanks for the memories. I do love your show, I have your cook books and I also give them for gifts. Hope to visit Savanna, Ga. and go to your resturant. I'm a die hard southern girl. Yours Truly, Gail Cassidy
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