First, start by heating up enough oil in a pot to submerge the hush puppies. The oil temperature should reach 365 degrees F before you can start frying.
In a bowl, combine the flour, corn meal, salt, granulated garlic, cajun seasoning, baking powder, baking soda and sugar. Whisk together to mix.
Add the egg to the corn meal mixture and pour in the buttermilk and oil. Whisk together to combine.
Finely grate or mince the onion.
Fold the onion into the batter with a spatula so you don’t over mix.
Scoop 2 tbsp of the batter using a cookie scoop and drop it into the hot oil. Do not over crowd the pan, otherwise the temperature of the oil will drop. I usually fry about 5 at a time but this could vary depending on the size of your pot.
Fry the cajun hush puppies for 3-4 minutes or until you achieve a golden brown color on all sides. Flip them throughout the process so that all sides cook evenly.
Transfer them to a paper towel lined plate to soak up the excess oil.
Finally, garnish with fresh parsley if desired and serve.
- If you’re new to deep frying, I recommend using a kitchen thermometer to measure the oil’s temperature. The oil should be between 365-370 degrees F for best results.
- Don’t overcrowd the pan, otherwise the oil temperature will drop and that may cause your hush puppies to become soggy.
- Serve with butter and alongside any entree you’d like.
Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg