Facebook0Pin0Reddit0Email0Print0 Perfect Hush Puppies are a work of art.Fluffy and light on the inside, crispy and salty on the outside, these easy homemade Hush Puppies are about to become your new favorite snack recipe.Bonus: A warm platter of Hush Puppies can be yours in just 15 minutes! While we’re firm on what constitutes a traditional Hush Puppies recipe (a thick cornmeal batter fried in balls or strands until golden and crunchy on the outside yet chewy and fluffy on the inside) we have little intel about where they originated.
Food historians guess that Hush Puppies are a sibling of South Carolina’s popular “red horse bread,” a cornmeal batter cooked in the hot lard leftover from cooking the region’s ubiquitous red horse fish.In the 1920s, on the Georgia side of the Savannah River, residents started calling these fritters Hush Puppies.They have since become a staple across the south, especially at fish fry dinners and Mardi Gras celebrations.
You need not wait for a special occasion to try your hand at homemade Hush Puppies.I’ll walk you through the process for how to make Hush Puppies from scratch, and it takes a mere 15 minutes.Table of ContentsRecipe ingredientsIngredient notesStep-by-step instructionsRecipe tips and variationsRecipe FAQsHush Puppies RecipeRecipe ingredients Ingredient notes Yellow cornmeal: Classic Hush Puppies actually score their yellow hue and summery flavor from cornmeal, not corn.
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