Vicki's Hush Puppies Recipe -
Vicki's Hush Puppies Recipe
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Vicki's Hush Puppies

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"Hush puppies are a good side for seafood."

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Original recipe makes 24 hush puppies Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, sugar, and onion. Blend in flour and cornmeal.
  2. Heat 2 inches of oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Drop batter by rounded teaspoonfuls in hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Cook in small batches to maintain oil temperature. Drain briefly on paper towels. Serve hot.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 14, 2008

ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! However, I have to say that I am surprised by the mixed reviews. Some found it too dry, others too sweet, others too bland... Well, here's what I did: I halved the recipe since I only needed a small batch. I did NOT cut the sugar. And HERE'S A TIP: Think about how you like your cornbread- not sweet, moderately sweet, or Southern sweet. I am from SC, and I like mine nice n sweet, so that's why I didn't cut the sugar. But if you don't like sweet cornbread, adjust the sugar accordingly. Also, I grated a whole onion (even though, when halved, the recipe calls for 1/2 onion). Grating allows you to get tiny pieces of onion AND the onion "juice." With the onion juice, I didn't have to add any milk or buttermilk. I just mixed thoroughly. Also, since I DIDN'T HAVE ANY SELF-RISING FLOUR, I added 1/2t baking powder to the batter, and also 1t salt (remember, I halved the recipe). These didn't last long with my 1 and 3 year old. Okay, fine, I had more than my fair share, too! Awesome recipe! 5 stars any day!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 25, 2004

These were a little dry, I added milk. I also removed the sugar, for I don't like my hushpuppies sweet. I didn't really care for these, I guess I have to keep searching for an "unsweet" hush puppy recipe.

Feb 04, 2006

These were really good. I did not have any self-rising flour, so I just used all cornmeal. I cut the recipe in half since it is only my husband and I. I also only added in 1tbs of sugar because I knew that anymore would make it too sweet.

Mar 09, 2008

These are awesome. I tried another recipe on this site and was very disappointed. I had to try another recipe since I still had the taste for hush puppies. I took suggestions from others and cut the amount of sugar down to 1/4 cup, added garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. I also added a can of creamed corn and the batter was perfect, no milk needed. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes before frying. I can't wait to make these again.

Jan 20, 2004

I grew up in the South and these were just like the ones we had in the old days. I made half the batter like the recipe and then updated the other half with minced Jalepeno, fresh corn, some salt and cayenne. My family preferred the more updated version but the ate everything they could get their hands on.

Oct 19, 2005

Excellent! I found that it was nessesary to add a 1/4 cup of milk to the mixture, as others had suggested. My husband said this one is a keeper!

Oct 28, 2003

I used this recipe for the church fish fry and everyone raved over the hush puppies and ask for the recipe. I enlarged the batch to serve 50. Don't be fooled into adding extra liquid it will work up, use your hands.

Apr 25, 2007

THESE WERE GREAT! I’m in CA and our homesick friend from Georgia told us to make these. I gave it 4 stars because I added a few things. Added about 1 tsp Chili Powder, 2 tsp Garlic powder& 1 tsp Onion powder with more milk as other suggested. I used regular flour and cornmeal but added 1 tsp of baking powder (not sure if it changed anything) My picky Fiancé even ate them (he says he's allergic to onions :) and our friend from Georgia said they were almost as good as his mom’s :) We dipped these in tarter sauce and served w/ Fried Catfish YUMMM!!!


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  • Calories
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 407 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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