Hushpuppy (Cornbread Fritters)

By DK on May 13, 2013
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Deep fried snacks usually happen when the husband is around for evening tea. The Man loves his fried goodies and my little one is following suit.  I usually tend to make very miniscule quantities, because for one, they eat them in moderate quantities and two, they don't eat anything "they" label as "leftovers"!  Trust me, you don't want to know what comes under that category!
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Hence, I started collecting very simple, "just few ingredients" snacks that would be very easy to make, for the cook in me. That also helped in avoiding any leftovers and the temptation of overindulging in the name of wastage!  I have done that enough to last me a lifetime..:(
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Hushpuppy are savory fritters made using cornmeal. These are Southern (United States) specialties that are usually served as a side dish to seafood. Few variations exists like including additionally whole corn kernel, onion, using milk instead of buttermilk etc. These are crunchy on the outside and spongy/fluffy on the inside. Adding onions and jalapeno enhances the otherwise bland fritters. Make sure to fry them only very near the serving time, otherwise they lose their crispiness.
References

adapted from myrecipes.com

Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 15 min
Cook Time: Under 15 min
Serves: 4 people
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, see Tips
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Cornmeal
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 large Egg, see Tips
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Scallion (Green Onions)
  • 1 Jalapeno, deseeded (see Tips)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Tips
1. W.W.P.F: You can instead you All Purpose flour or even do half and half. Traditional recipes uses white flour.
2.Egg: To make it eggless, please refer my Egg Substitution chart.
3. Jalapeno: I personally think some heat makes these cornbread fritters taste the best. But if heat is not your thing, take the seeds out instead of leaving it in. Including the seeds would make them more spicy.
Method
1
Heat some oil for deep frying. Mix all the dry ingredients together -flour, cornmeal, leavening and seasoning.
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2
Next add the Jalapeno and green onions and give it a toss.
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3
In another bowl, mix together the wet ingredients and whisk well until combined.
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4
Add it to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Make sure not to overmix.
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5
Using a small icecream scoop (for uniform fritters) or just spoon, take some batter at a time
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6
and drop them in hot oil (ideally heated to around 375F).
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7
They will keep flipping about.
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8
Simply use a slotted spoon to cook them on all sides. Keep in mind to keep the oil at 350-375F cos higher or lower than that would lead to substandard hushpuppies.  
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9
Drain them on paper towels.
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12 Responses to “Hushpuppy (Cornbread Fritters)”
  1. jackie

    Can you just use jiffy mix

  2. ekta

    :roll: any replacement for eggs ?

  3. SR

    I made the baked version of this , same ingredients, just baked. came out great. light, fluffy, super tasty

  4. sowmya

    Apurva,
    Cornmeal is makki ka atta in Hindi.

  5. apurva

    Hey lovd this one…any substitute for cornmeal….and watis it calls in hindi :(

  6. I really like the idea of scooping the mizture in hot oil, will give perfectly same size balls. :)

  7. Banu

    WOw. nice. I liked the idea of using a scoop, easy and mess free. It is very similar to something called Mangalore Bajji in Karnataka. :-P

  8. sowmya

    HI DK!Looks yummy!! But is there a baked version of this?

    Actually there is! Its known by a different name. Will try to post that as well. :) –DK

  9. these look perfect! my favorite with crunchy fried fish.

  10. I love the little pan you used for frying. Is it a cast iron skillet? The fritters look good too…reminds me of the gujarati gota.

    Thanks Nikita :) . Yes, its cast iron. –DK

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