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Tarheel Hush Puppies

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Tarheel Hush Puppies

Servings 6 people


  • 1 lb fine white cornmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T salt
  • 1 T sugar
  • pinch of baking soda
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • water -- just enough to make a thick consistency when ingredients are all stirred together
  • cooking oil vegetable or canola or fat (for frying)


  1. In a mixing bowl, stir all ingredients to a thick consistency
  2. In a large cast iron skillet, heat about 3" of oil, or enough to cover the hush puppies, to 375 degrees
  3. Drop mix by teaspoonfuls into oil; cook until crisp and brown
  4. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel to drain

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