Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Hush Puppy Grits

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Yield: 14 to 18 servings
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1 beaten egg

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 cup grits

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons sugar

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Shortening or cooking oil for deepfat frying

Freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a bowl stir together the egg and buttermilk. In another bowl combine the grits, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. Add the egg mixture to the grits mixture. Stir just until moist.
  2. Heat the shortening to 375 degrees F. Drop the batter by tablespoons into the deep hot fat. Fry about 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.
  3. Drain the hush puppies on paper towels and season with pepper, to taste.