Whether sitting down for an evening meal with the family, a camp out with friends, or a shore lunch with buddies after a day on the water fishing (I’m going to assume you caught some fish). Traditionally, these bite-size seasoned Cheddar Hush Puppies would be served with any fish or seafood. But, I think they are a delicious addition to many other dishes. It is a wonderful recipe that your family and friends can enjoy. In addition to that, it is easy to prepare and make.

While these are commonly attributed to being Southern food I’ve found them in other regions of the country. There also has to be a story behind them with a name like hush puppies, and they all have to do with dogs, imagine that. According to folklore, the name was given to them because hunters would use them as treats to quiet their dogs. And now we’re eating them. It may seem odd, but when you try eating them yourselves, you will know what I am talking about.

Cheddar Hush Puppies

We haven’t made these often enough, in my opinion, I love eating the Cheddar Hush Puppies with a little malt vinegar and tartar sauce on the side. They certainly make a great combination.

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Cheddar Hush Puppies

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  • Total Time: 16 minutes


Golden brown seasoned bites of bread to go with any fish. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, fine chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dry minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  2. Blend in egg and buttermilk. The dough should be thick enough to drop from a spoon slowly but easily, add more buttermilk if needed.
  3. Mix in green onion, cheese, and spices.
  4. Heat cooking oil to 375 F in a medium to large size pot, oil should be deep enough for hush puppies to float.
  5. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter into the cooking oil and fry for 3 minutes until golden brown. Dip spoon in a glass of water after dropping each hush puppy in the hot oil
  6. Remove to a draining rack to drain and keep warm while frying the rest.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes

Final Thoughts

I’m sure we all want to have a lovely and delicious meal that we can serve to our family. With this recipe, it is attainable. Enjoy an all-time appetizing treat that people have loved for a long time. Its ingredients are accessible in any store, and better, you already have it in your kitchen. This easy recipe will be convenient to make. Try making your own now! You also add more things to spice up according to your liking.

What other Southern-style foods do you enjoy?

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  1. Dawn @ Designed by Dawn Nicole Reply

    I am SO making these this week! YUM! I love hush puppies (and cheddar). Never tried making them before but they’ll be perfect with the tilapia we bought today!

  2. yummy!!! I have to admit I’ve never baked any myself, but always enjoy a few from Long john Silvers… lol… These look great… and that is too funny they were treats for dogs… haha!!! Thanks for sharing your recipes. xoxo- Rachel @ bubblynaturecreations.com

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