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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!


  • 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


  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 oil. Fry until golden brown. Drain oil from hush puppy’s and pat dry using paper towels.
  5. Serve warm with your favourite dipping sauce.

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!

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