Dorothea Benton Frank
New York Times Bestselling Author
Dorothea Benton Frank
"Shem Creek Recipes"
Shem Creek

Hush Puppies


  • 4 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 2 ears white corn, off the cob
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon Jane's Krazy Mixed Up Salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapenos
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk, as needed
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder


In deep fryer, heat 1 inch of oil to 365 degrees.

Mix together dry ingredients, and in another bowl, wet ingredients. Stir in corn.

Combine until just mixed. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Scoop tablespoon size pieces of batter and gently drop into oil. Cook the hush puppies, 6 at a time, until brown.

Remove with slotted spoon and roll on paper towels to drain for a minute.

Yields 2 dozen.

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