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Hushpuppies are a southern tradition, and I’ve never met a mom who doesn’t love them. This recipe is my take on the classic hushpuppy recipe, and I think it’s even better than the original.

These puppies are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and they’re perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce.

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These delicious little puppies only take minutes to make, and they’re perfect for satisfying your hunger without spending hours in the kitchen.

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So what are you waiting for? Try this recipe today!

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Why do I love this recipe?

  • There are few things in this world that can rival the simple pleasures of a good hush puppy. These little fried balls of cornmeal goodness are the perfect accompaniment to any Southern-style meal, and they’re also pretty darn delicious on their own.
  • But why do I love this particular hush puppy recipe? Well, for starters, it’s homemade. That means that you can control the quality of the ingredients and make sure that everything is fresh. And while it does take a little bit of time to make them from scratch, trust me when I say that it’s worth it.
  • These hush puppies are also nice and sweet, thanks to the addition of some sugar in the batter. And finally, they’re fried to perfection in Long John Silver’s secret blend of oils. So if you’re looking for a delicious hush puppy recipe that will have everyone asking for seconds, look no further than this one!
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What temperature do you bake homemade biscuits on?

If you’re baking homemade biscuits, the ideal temperature is 425 degrees Fahrenheit. This will ensure that your biscuits are golden brown and cooked through. Keep an eye on them while they’re in the oven, and adjust the time accordingly if necessary.

Can you make puppy chow without butter?

Yes, you can make homemade hushpuppies without butter! This recipe uses vegetable oil to fry the hushpuppies, giving them a crispy outer crust. The inside is soft and fluffy, with a hint of sweetness from the cornmeal. Serve these homemade hushpuppies with your favorite dipping sauce.

Why are my hush puppies dense?

  • One reason could be that you didn’t use self-rising cornmeal, which contains leavening agents that help the batter to rise and become light and fluffy.
  • Another reason could be that you overmixed the batter, which can result in a tough texture.
  • Finally, if you used too much oil in the pan when frying, your hush puppies will absorb it and become greasy and heavy.
  • If you find yourself with dense hush puppies, don’t despair! Just make sure to use self-rising cornmeal and mix the batter gently next time. And be careful not to add too much oil to the frying pan.

How do you keep hush puppies fresh?

To keep hush puppies fresh, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in a 350°F oven until warmed through before serving.

How hot should grease be for hush puppies?

If you’re wondering how hot the grease should be for hush puppies, the answer is pretty simple: it should be hot enough to fry the hush puppies, but not so hot that it’ll burn them. The best way to gauge the temperature is to use a deep fryer thermometer. You want the oil to be between 350 and 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Why are my hush puppies falling apart?

There are a few reasons why your hush puppies may be falling apart. The first reason is that the batter is too runny. You want the batter to be thick so that it will hold together when you fry it. The second reason is that the oil is not hot enough. The oil needs to be hot enough so that the hush puppies will cook through and not fall apart. Finally, make sure you don’t overcrowd the pan when you’re frying them. If there are too many hush puppies in the pan, they will touch each other and fall apart. Fry them in batches if necessary.

Are hush puppies considered seafood?

Hush puppies are a type of cornmeal fritter that is often served as a side dish with seafood. While they are commonly associated with seafood, hush puppies can be made with or without seafood. The main ingredients in hush puppies are cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Some recipes also call for egg, milk, and butter.

What Do I Serve With The Side Dish?

There are a few things that go great with hush puppies. One of the most popular is fish, which Long John Silver’s is known for. Another great option is chicken. And of course, you can’t go wrong with a classic side of fries.

Tips

  • Start with a good batter. A hush puppy is only as good as its battery, so be sure to use a quality recipe. If you’re short on time, you can always use a store-bought mix, but homemade is always best.
  • Use fresh ingredients. This tip goes for any recipe, but it’s especially important for hush puppies. Be sure to use fresh cornmeal, eggs, and milk for the best results.
  • Don’t overmix the batter. Mixing too much will result in tough hush puppies. The key is to mix just enough to combine all of the ingredients.
  • Use the right oil. You’ll need to use cooking oil with a high smoke point for frying hush puppies. Canola oil, peanut oil, and vegetable oil are all good choices.
  • Fry them in small batches. Don’t overcrowd the pan when frying hush puppies. This will help them cook evenly and prevent them from sticking together.
  • Serve them hot. Hush puppies are best served fresh out of the fryer, while they’re still nice and warm. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce or enjoy them plain.

Variations

For a little extra flavor, try adding some shredded cheese or diced jalapeños to the batter. You can also use different types of cornmeal, like yellow or white, for a different flavor profile. And if you want to get really creative, try making hush puppy tacos! Just top your hush puppies with some shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and your favorite taco toppings. So good!

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Ingredients:

  • Cornmeal
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Garlic salt
  • Onion powder
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Oil for frying

How To Make Long John Silver’s Hushpuppies:

Step 1. Heat a few inches of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches 350 degrees.

Step 2. In a mixing bowl, add ½ cup of cornmeal.

In a mixing bowl, add ½ cup of cornmeal.

Step 3. Then, add ¼ cup of All-purpose flour.

add ¼ cup of All-purpose flour.

Step 4. Then, add 1 tsp of baking powder.

add 1 tsp of baking powder.

Step 5. Lastly, add 1 tsp of garlic salt and 1 tsp of onion powder.

add 1 tsp of garlic salt and 1 tsp of onion powder.

Step 6. Mix in 1 large egg.

Mix in 1 large egg.

Step 7. Then, add ¼ cup of milk.

add ¼ cup of milk.

Step 8. Whisk the ingredients together to combine well.

Whisk the ingredients together to combine well.

Step 9. Drop the batter by a spoonful into the hot oil and fry evenly on both sides until golden brown and cooked through.

Drop the batter by a spoonful into the hot oil and fry evenly on both sides until golden brown and cooked through.

Step 10. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate prior to serving.

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Long John Silver’s Hushpuppies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Nothing tastes better than a homemade Long John Silver's Hushpuppies. These homemade hush puppies are made with a sweet cornmeal batter and deep-fried to perfection
4.38 from 35 votes

Ingredients 

  • ½ C. Cornmeal
  • ¼ C. All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. Onion powder
  • ¼ C. Milk
  • 1 Large egg
  • Oil for frying

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Instructions

  • Heat a few inches of oil in a skillet over medium high heat until it reaches 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, garlic salt and onion powder.
  • Mix in the milk and egg, and whisk to combine well.
  • Drop the batter by the spoonful into the hot oil and fry evenly on both sides until golden brown and cooked through. Drain on a paper towel lined plate prior to serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 550mg | Fiber: 1g
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