Fresh Corn Hush Puppies

Fresh Corn Hush Puppies

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From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019

Stirring chopped corn kernels into the batter and serving these homemade hush puppies with a lemony herb yogurt sauce give these tasty bites fresh flavor. Holding the frying oil at a steady 360°F prevents the dough from absorbing too much.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • Hush Puppies
  • Canola oil for frying
  • 1 cup fine stone-ground yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt plus ¼ teaspoon, divided
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup chopped corn kernels (if frozen, thaw and pat dry)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • Dipping Sauce
  • ½ cup whole-milk plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  • Prep

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  1. To prepare hush puppies: Fill a large pot with oil to a depth of 1½ inches. Clip on a candy thermometer and heat over medium to 360°F.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt and cayenne in a large bowl. Add corn and scallions; stir until evenly coated. Whisk egg and buttermilk in a medium bowl until well blended. Add the buttermilk mixture to the cornmeal mixture and gently mix just until moistened.
  3. Using wet hands, form the dough into 24 balls, about 1 tablespoon each. Coat 2 metal spoons with cooking spray and use them to carefully lower 8 balls into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate and immediately sprinkle with some of the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Return the oil to 360°F and repeat with the remaining dough in 2 more batches.
  4. To prepare dipping sauce: Combine yogurt, lemon juice, dill, parsley, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Serve with the hot hush puppies.
  • Equipment: Candy thermometer

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3 hush puppies and 1 tablespoon sauce
  • Per serving: 204 calories; 8 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 27 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 57 mcg folate; 26 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 150 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 75 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 416 mg sodium; 119 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1½ fat, 1½ starch

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