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Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies are a classic southern side dish known for their golden, crispy exteriors and tender, fluffy insides. Made from simple and readily available ingredients - cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and seasonings, these bite-sized balls are deep-fried until reaching an appetizing golden-brown color. Enjoyed universally by many, Hush Puppies can be a savory accompaniment to a range of meals - from barbecues to fish fries. These flavorful treats are also customizable, with additions like jalapeno, cheese, or onion bringing in extra depth and complexity. Perfect for a family gathering, a picnic, or just an everyday meal, Hush Puppies are a surefire crowd-pleaser.
#61
IN FROZEN SNACKS & APPETIZERS
265
CAL / 100G
$0.28
AVG / OZ
Hush Puppies
73%
CARBS
19%
FAT
8%
PROTEIN
Hush Puppies FAQ
Cooking Hush Puppies often brings several common questions, especially regarding the ingredients, the process of mixing and frying, and ensuring the finished product has the ideal texture and flavor. Errors typically occur when the oil temperature isn't right, which can yield an overcooked exterior and undercooked interior. Getting the most out of the dish requires careful attention to preparation and thorough preheating of the oil. Tips and tricks include adding a touch of sugar to the batter for a mildly sweet flavor and using a scooper to make evenly-sized balls, leading to even cooking. Real buttermilk offers superior results over substitutes, and using a cooking thermometer helps maintain the correct oil temperature. Resting the batter before frying also enhances the texture and flavor.
Why are my Hush Puppies turning out dense and heavy?
Should the batter be thick or thin for Hush Puppies?
How can I prevent the Hush Puppies from being greasy?
How do I know when the Hush Puppies are done?
Why are my Hush Puppies falling apart in the oil?
What can I use to evenly scoop the Hush Puppy batter?
Can I bake Hush Puppies instead of frying?
Can I flavor the batter with additives?
Should I use yellow or white cornmeal?
Can I use a buttermilk substitute in the recipe?
Health Info
Macros
17g
CARBS
4g
FAT
1g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
GLUTEN
MILK
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