Hushpuppies with Spicy Dipping Sauce

The hugely popular fried cornmeal fritters with a Sriracha dipping sauce.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total 25 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 53 kcal
Author Michelle


For the Hushpuppies:

  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup minced yellow onion
  • 2 quarts peanut or vegetable oil for frying

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
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  1. Whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cayenne in a large bowl. Whisk in the buttermilk, eggs and onion until combined. Let the batter sit at room temperature for 10 minutes, or up to 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, make the dipping sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise and Sriracha. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or deep cast iron skillet over medium-high heat to 350 degrees. Drop half of batter into oil in heaping tablespoons (I used a small cookie scoop) and fry until deep golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes, turning hushpuppies halfway through cooking. Transfer to a wire rack set over a double layer of paper towels and repeat with the remaining batter. Serve immediately. The hushpuppies can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Reheat in a 450-degree oven for about 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one hush puppy

Nutrition Facts
Hushpuppies with Spicy Dipping Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 135mg6%
Potassium 66mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.