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Hush puppies recipe with a sweet and spicy sauce.

Hush Puppies

Teri & Jenny
These hush puppies are deliciously savory, fried balls of cornmeal based batter. They're finished with a spicy honey sauce for the perfect sweet, spicy, salty bite!
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, sides, Snack
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8
Calories 272 kcal


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • cup buttermilk
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

to fry

  • 2 cups oil for frying

spicy honey drizzle

  • cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chili sauce such as Sambal
  • sea salt to taste


  • Pour oil in a large pot and begin preheating on medium-high heat.
  • Place all ingredients for the hush puppies into a large bowl and whisk together to create a thick batter.
  • Once the oil has reached 350 degrees F fry large (2 tablespoon) spoonfuls of batter for about 5 minutes, flipping every 2 to 3 minutes. This will take several batches.
  • Drain on paper towels and season with salt.
  • In a small bowl combine the honey and chili sauce and stir together.
  • Serve the hush puppies warm with a drizzle of the spicy honey sauce.



  • *Makes: 15


Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 439mgPotassium: 144mgFiber: 2gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 118IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cornmeal, fried
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