• 1 quart vegetable oil, for frying hush puppies
  • 1 cup white corn meal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 small onion, finely minced

In a deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees F. Sift together dry ingredients into a medium bowl; in a small bowl stir together buttermilk, egg and onion. Stir wet ingredients into dry; stirring to mix well but do not overbeat. Drop one tablespoon at a time into the hot oil. In about three minutes, the hush puppies will turn golden brown and float to the top. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve warm.

Makes about 12 hush puppies.  Serves 4.

An all-time favorite, this deep-fried side is goes well with any Southern-style meal. Try with Carolina Barbecue or Oven Roasted Ham with Cranberry – Pecan Red Eye Gravy.

Calories: 210 calories

Protein: 5 grams

Fat: 9 grams

Sodium: 520 milligrams

Cholesterol: 55 milligrams

Saturated Fat: 1 grams

Carbohydrates: 28 grams