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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


  • 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