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Captain D's Hush Puppies

Captain D's Hush Puppies


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large yellow onion, grated
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

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  1. Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Stir together buttermilk, eggs, and grated onion with their juice in a medium bowl. Pour over dry ingredients and stir together until just combined. Set aside to rest for 1 hour.
  3. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a 6-quart Dutch oven and heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350 degrees F.
  4. Using a tablespoon, drop small rounds of batter into the oil, making sure to not crowd the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally and flipping halfway through, until golden on the outside and crisp, about 3–4 minutes.
  5. Remove hush puppies from the oil and drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve with tartar sauce on the side for dipping.

Cook time: 4 minutes