Alabama NewsCenter — Recipe: Sweet Onion Hush Puppies

| July 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

By Stacey Little
Southern Bite

For me, hush puppies are an absolute must with fried fish – along with some coleslaw and great tartar sauce. So after sharing my Lemon Pepper Fried Catfish, I knew I had to share a delicious recipe for hush puppies. And this recipe for my Sweet Onion Hush Puppies is just that.

Now there are quite a few stories as to how these delicious little morsels of fried cornbread got their name. My grandfather always told me that hush puppies were called that because cooks started frying simple balls of batter to quiet barking dogs who were begging for food. Now, I’m not sure if that’s the truth, but since my Papa said it, it must be. And, honestly, I don’t need another story to explain the name. That one works just fine for me.

When it comes to hush puppies, cornmeal is a must. A little flour and egg helps hold them together. Buttermilk gives them a bit of tang. A little sweetness is good, too. And since onions add great flavor to an otherwise boring ball of fried cornmeal, adding in sweet onions makes them even better. So that’s how I arrived at my Sweet Onion Hush Puppies. Simple, delicious and uncomplicated.

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