Basic Hush Puppies With Green Onion

Beer Batter Hush Puppies

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 12 to 18 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
47 Calories
1g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 18
Amount per serving
Calories 47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 132mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 50mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 large eggslightly beaten

  • 1 cup buttermilk, or amount needed for batter

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons minced green onion

  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce, optional

  • Freshly ground black pepper, optional, to taste

  • Garlic powder, optional, to taste

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!