Fresh Corn Hush Puppies

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 degrees F prevents the dough from absorbing too much.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 servings


Hush Puppies

  • Canola oil for frying

  • 1 cup fine stone-ground yellow cornmeal

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided

  • 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


  1. To prepare hush puppies: Fill a large pot with oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches. Clip on a candy thermometer and heat over medium to 360 degrees F.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1/2 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 1/4 teaspoon salt. Return the oil to 360 degrees 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 Facts (per serving)

204 Calories
8g Fat
27g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 3 hush puppies and 1 tablespoon sauce
Calories 204
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Vitamin A 150IU 3%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Folate 57mcg 14%
Sodium 416mg 18%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 2mg 8%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Potassium 119mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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