May 7, 2020

Hush Puppies

Posted By: Maggie Stamper May 7, 2020
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My children love hush puppies. My kids have a tradition when eating hush puppies. Before they eat their hush puppy, they shout out "HUSH!" It definitely brings a lot of entertainment to the dinner table.

I was excited to find a hush puppy recipe in an old Southern Living issue. My mom keeps old issues of Southern Living magazines. She gave me several dozen old magazine issues one day when visiting her. I went through all of them and tore out the recipes that I liked and filed them. I was excited to find a recipe for hush puppies. Especially a recipe that I can use my favorite two quart Dutch oven cast iron.

Side note:

I got this two quart Dutch oven at a yard sale two years ago. My husband called me and told me that his friend texted him about cast iron being in his yard sale. I was out side working when I got the call. I dropped everything and left suddenly. When I saw his collection of cast iron, I purchased everything. Which was only three pieces! After restoring this piece, I fell in love with it instantly.

Back to the hush puppies- HUSH!

What you will need for this recipe:

  • Veggie oil
  • Martha White self-rising flour yellow cornmeal mix
  • self-rising flour
  • sugar
  • baking soda
  • diced onion
  • buttermilk
  • Cast iron you will need: 2 quart Dutch oven

Hush Puppies - HUSH!

Before preparing your ingredients, you will need to pour 2 inches of veggie oil in your 2 quart Dutch oven. On Medium-high heat, you need the oil to reach 350 degrees.

Pour 1 cup Martha White self-rising yellow cornmeal mix in a mixing bowl.

Add 1/2 cup self-rising flour into the cornmeal mix.

Whisk together and add 1 tsp. sugar and baking soda into your flour mixture.

Pour in 1 cup diced onion. If you prefer to add less onion, you can add 1/2 cup.

Mix onion into flour mixture and gently add buttermilk.

With a spatula, gently fold in diced onion into the flour mixture.

With a spoon, drop your buttermilk batter into the oil. The hush puppy with cook fast! Be careful not to over cook. The hush puppies will cook fully in less than two minutes.

Constantly flip over until they are golden brown and serve while warm.

Hush Puppies:

  • 1 cup Martha Whiteself-rising yellow cornmeal mix
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup (or less) diced onion
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

Pour oil into 2 quart dutch oven. You will need about two inches in depth. Allow the oil to reach 350 degrees.

Stir together Martha White self-rising yellow cornmeal mix and self-rising flour. Sift together.

Add sugar, baking soda, onion, and buttermillk.

Drop buttermilk mixture into oil. Flip over constantly until they are golden brown. This process will take less than two minutes. Place hush puppies on a paper towel and cool.

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Maggie Stamper, Old Time Cast Iron Restoration
Hey, ya'll! I'm Maggie Stamper founder and blogger of Old Time Cast Iron. Thanks for joining me and allowing me to share some of my favorite memories, recipes, and finds with you.

I'm a wife and mother to three children. Born and raised as a farm girl in the small town of Greenbrier, Tennessee, I loved spending time with Mammie (grandmother). That's where my love for cooking started, right at her farm table which launched into cast iron skillet cooking later as a young adult.

Today, I love to blog, restore, cook, and treasure hunt for cast iron skillets. Be sure to check back in often because you'll always find something new to enjoy!

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