• 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 2 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 large onion,finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped or ground in food processor
  • 1 cup buttermilk


Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl and mix well. Combine oil, eggs, onion, pepper and buttermilk, stirring well. Add to dry mixture and mix well. Batter will be stiff. Use 2 tablespoons of batter(or an ice cream scoop) to form each hush puppy. Drop into hot oil(350 degrees F.)and fry approximately 4 minutes or until brown. Yield: 20-25 hush puppies

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: WhistleStop Cookbook(Irondale Cafe)
Submitted By: Linda Wilson
Billy's Original Hush Puppy