Basic Hush Puppies With Green Onion

Beer Batter Hush Puppies

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 12 to 18 servings

These deep-fried cornmeal hush puppies are made with minced green onion and a dash of hot pepper sauce and garlic.


  • 1 cup self-rising white cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1 cup buttermilk (more or less)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons green onion (minced)
  • Optional: dash hot pepper sauce
  • Optional: pepper or garlic powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine the cornmeal and flour with the salt and sugar. Blend in the egg and add enough buttermilk to make a thick batter that will drop slowly but easily from a spoon.

  3. Add any green onion and other optional ingredients you want, then drop teaspoonfuls into fat (about 375 F) at least 3 inches deep.

  4. Fry until golden and drain on paper towels.

  5. Keep warm in a low (150 F to 200 F ) oven until ready to serve.

  6. Enjoy!