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Hush Puppies are a popular Southern side dish that consists of a simple cornbread batter that is scooped into little balls and then deep fried to perfection. My mouth is watering just thinking about them.
In a medium mixing bowl add the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt and black pepper. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the egg, milk, butter or oil, and the onion. Stir to combine and until no dry bits remain.
When the oil reaches 350 degrees F. add the cornmeal mixture one rounded tablespoon at a time.
Place a few hush puppies in the oil to fry and allow them to cook for 3-5 minutes or until a deep golden brown.
Remove with a slotted spoon or a spider strain and place the cooked hush puppies on a plate or rimmed baking sheet lined with paper towels to absorb the extra grease.
Repeat until you've used all the batter. Serve right away and enjoy hot.