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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
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Whisk the egg, milk and onion; add to the dry ingredients until well combined.
  3. In a large cast-iron pan or electric skillet, heat oil to 365°.
  4. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into the oil. Fry until golden brown. Drain oil from hush puppies and pat dry using paper towels.
  5. Serve warm with your favourite dipping sauce.

#TrainWithGrainTips: Want to add a fun twist to your hush puppies? Try adding crumbled bacon, jalapeno’s, shredded cheddar cheese, finely chopped peppers or mushrooms to give these a unique taste!