Monday, January 30, 2012

Hush puppy batter mix

I used to think that Hush Puppies were just really ugly shoes, until I talked to a friend in Memphis. She told me that hush puppies were the standard side dish for fish where she lives and are savory fried balls made of corn meal batter and spices. Sort of like a spicy Timbit! When I got her to send me some recipes I couldn't help but notice... they would make a great mix!

Hush Puppy Mix (single batch)

1 cup corn meal
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup buttermilk powder
1 tablespoon dried green onion
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon chili pepper flakes

What else you'll need

1 cup of water
oil for frying

Combine mix with water and stir until smooth. In a deep fryer or frying pan drop in teaspoon sized balls of batter and fry until golden brown. I was mistaken when I made this recipe and instead of making them Timbit sized I made them into the size of cookies. They still tasted amazing but they really should be bite sized balls, not hockey pucks.

Lift them out with a slotted spoon and place the hush puppies on a plate with paper towels to drain any excess oil.

I served mine with broiled sole and steamed broccoli. The extremely healthy main course was a good pair for this delicious fried side dish!


  1. It's funny you called them spicy Timbits. My husband and I had these at a fish place on our honeymoon in Virginia several years ago, and called them 'fish timbits'.

  2. That's exactly what they reminded me of!