Be sure to chop the onion extremely fine so its flavor permeates each hushpuppy without overpowering it.

Sharon Bowers


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    2 cups finely ground yellow cornmeal 1 cup buttermilk
    1 1/2 tsp. salt 1 large egg
    1 tsp. baking powder 3 Tbsp. finely chopped yellow onion
    1/2 tsp. baking soda Oil for frying


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    • 1

      Blend the cornmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, beat together the buttermilk and egg. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid. Stir to combine, then add the onion and mix briefly till all the ingredients are moistened.  

    • 2

      Heat 2 inches of oil to 350 degrees F in a deep, heavy saucepan and line a large platter with several layers of paper towels. Drop rounded tablespoons of batter into the hot oil, a few at a time. Fry for a few minutes on the first side, then turn and fry another minute or two until golden.  

    • 3

      Drain the hush puppies on the paper towel-lined platter and serve hot.

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