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Perfect hush puppies the Georgia way

Recipe from chef Cary Taylor of Atlanta, Georgia and published in Gun & Garden Magazine in the June/July 2011 issue.  
Course Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine Southern American
Keywords Southern Hush Puppies
Cooking Method deep frying
Hot/Cold Dish Hot
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Author Cary Taylor

What You Will Need:

  • 2 1/2 cups fine-ground cornmeal - white or yellow
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3 eggs - lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup scallions - chopped



  • Mix dry ingredients together in one bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients together.
  • Whisk wet and dry mixes together until the batter is just combined.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • In a 6-quart stockpot or a mini electric fry pot, heat oil to between 350ºF and 360ºF, keeping the oil at a steady temperature.
  • Once the oil is hot enough, drop small scoops or rounded tablespoons of the batter into the oil in batches of eight.
  • The cooking process is fast, about 60 to 90 seconds.
  • As soon as the hush puppies start to float, use tongs to rotate (both sides should be crisp and light golden brown).
  • It helps to put a pasta strainer on top of them at this point to keep them submerged.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove, and transfer to a clean brown bag to quickly drain.
  • Season with salt
  • Serve steaming hot


Nutrition Facts
Perfect hush puppies the Georgia way
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 560mg24%
Potassium 482mg14%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 155mg16%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.