Hush Puppies

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings (about 18 hush puppies)
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Vegetable oil, for deep-frying

3/4 cup yellow cornmeal 

1/2 cup all-purpose flour 

2 teaspoons sugar 

1 teaspoon baking powder 

1/2 teaspoon baking soda 

Kosher salt 

1/2 cup buttermilk 

2 large eggs 

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled 

3 scallions, finely chopped 


  1. Heat 2 inches of oil in a large, deep cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven to 365 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and a good pinch of salt in a medium bowl. Beat in the buttermilk and eggs until combined, then stir in the melted butter and scallions to make a thick batter.
  3. In two batches, drop the batter by the tablespoonful into the hot oil. Fry, turning once, until crisp and golden, about 3 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels; season immediately with salt.
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