These Southern delicacies are 'oniony ' little cornmeal balls fried in oil.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
- 3 cups cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 small onion, minced
Heat vegetable oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
In a large mixing bowl, combine corn meal, baking powder, salt, milk, and water. Mix in egg and chopped onion.
Shape the batter into small balls, approximately 1 tablespoon each.
Use a long handled spoon to gently slide the hush puppies into the hot oil. Cook 8 or 10 at a time, until golden brown. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon, and roll on paper towels to briefly drain. Serve hot.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.