Everyone I know has their own recipe for hushpuppies, but for me this one works. Hushpuppies are essentially savory fried dough, they are simple and easy to make. I don’t use self rising cornmeal or flour, but if you do, just use smaller amount of batter.
3/4 C Cornmeal
1/3 C Flour
1/4-1/2 C Red Onion, can use yellow (place in food processor to mince)
1/2 C Buttermilk
Dash Garlic Salt
Pinch Cayenne Pepper
Pinch Old Bay Seasoning (optional)
Oil for frying (I use peanut oil)
-Heat oil to 350 degrees.
-Combine all ingredients with spoon until dry ingredients are wet and well incorporated. Allow to sit at least 5 minutes prior to using.
-Drop 1/2-1 T batter into hot oil, cook until golden brown. Remove from oil and allow to drain (I use a cooling rack placed over paper towels on a baking sheet), can sprinkle with additional salt if you desire. Enjoy!