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Carolina Hush Puppies

Recipe By Adapted from Saveur

Recipe By Adapted from Saveur

It's almost impossible to enjoy a Carolina style barbecue plate without hush puppies. These savory yet slightly sweet fried dough bites are reminiscent of a cornbread donut hole. They're guaranteed to get gobbled up fast, especially when paired with honey butter, so you might want to make a double batch!

Serving Suggestions

Hush puppies taste best right after they are fried. Serve with your favorite style of barbecue. Perfect with chopped or pulled pork.

Recipe Notes

*We had success making a gluten-free version of this recipe using Pillsbury's Multi-Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend.


For hush puppies:

2 cups yellow cornmeal

1 cups flour*

2 Tbsp. sugar

1 Tbsp. Kosher Salt, plus more for sprinkling

4 tsp. baking powder

1 cups buttermilk

0.25 cups water

0.25 cups melted butter

vegetable oil for frying

For honey butter:

1 stick (8 Tbsp.) butter, softened

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For hush puppies: Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl. Stir wet ingredients into dry until just combined and let batter sit for 10 min. Meanwhile, heat 2 inches of oil in a heavy bottomed pot over medium-high heat until oil reaches 350 degrees. In batches of about 6 to 8 at a time, drop 1 heaping Tbsp. sized scoops of batter into the oil and fry until golden brown, about 1 to 2 min. per side. Transfer hush puppies to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and sprinkle with additional salt to taste.

For honey butter: Blend butter and honey powder until thoroughly combined. Serve alongside warm hush puppies.