Ontario Hush Puppies
Hush Puppies are a deep fried, side dish that is a staple in southern cuisine. It goes great with barbecue and seafood dishes and, tastes delicious as a home cooked comfort food!
Yield: 20- 25 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt.
- Whisk the egg, milk and onion; add to the dry ingredients until well combined.
- In a large cast-iron pan or electric skillet, heat oil to 365°.
- Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into the oil. Fry until golden brown. Drain oil from hush puppies and pat dry using paper towels.
- Serve warm with your favourite dipping sauce.
#TrainWithGrainTips: Want to add a fun twist to your Hush Puppy’s? Try adding crumbled bacon, jalapeno’s, shredded cheddar cheese, finely chopped peppers or mushrooms to give these a unique taste!