Hush Puppies

Forever a fish fry favorite, Hush Puppies are a must with the catfish dinners served at the Loveless Cafe. This classic recipe was once featured on the Martha Stewart Show.

This recipe is featured in our Loveless Cafe Cookbook!

Servings: 12



  1. Fill a deep skillet with 2 to 3 inches of oil.
  2. Heat oil until it reaches 375 degrees on a deep fry thermometer.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Stir in green onions. In a separate bowl, combine egg yolk and buttermilk then stir into cornmeal mixture until combined.
  5. Using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites until stiff. Gently fold into cornmeal mixture.
  6. Working in batches, drop batter into oil using a 1-ounce scoop and cook, turning once, until the hush puppies rise to the surface and are golden brown (approximately 2 to 3 minutes).
  7. Transfer to a paper towel. Serve immediately.