Unbelievable Cheddar Hush Puppies

Unbelievable Cheddar Hush Puppies

Hey yall,

My last post, Southern Fried Catfish, I promised I would do a post on hush puppies.   Today we are going to make hush puppies, but we are going to change it up a little bit and make cheddar hush puppies, uh-hmm.

Hush puppies are an essential part of any fish meal, along with some flavorful spaghetti.   I think folks have gotten away from it.   Why, I don’t know.  Maybe it’s the keeping up with the trend of low carbs, but if you are going to fry catfish, you might as well go all out, in my opinion.   My mantra, [highlight background=”#DDFF99″ color=”#000000″]Everything in moderation.[/highlight]   Yes!

[heading style=”default” size=”21″ align=”center” margin=”20″]CHEDDAR HUSH PUPPIES[/heading]

Coarse grind stone ground cornmeal is pictured below.  If you prefer a softer hush puppy, try the medium grind stone ground cornmeal.

The meatball shaper, I tried.   I think I prefer to use an old-fashioned tablespoon. đŸ¤” [highlight background=”#DDFF99″ color=”#000000″]Remember to shape them into balls before dropping them in the prepared oil.[/highlight]

All the Stars


Combine all the ingredients and mix well until you have a firm consistency.  [highlight background=”#DDFF99″ color=”#000000″]Don’t forget to add the whipped egg whites at the very end.[/highlight]


Flip to ensure they cook evenly.   Fry until golden brown.


Head on over to Youtube and watch me make these.   Premieres 4/2/21, 7:00 p.m.     Music courtesy of Free Music Archive, Swing Soiree by Menage Quad.


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Health and happiness. . .

Yield: 20 hush puppies

Cheddar Hush Puppies

Cheddar Hush Puppies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium finely grated onion
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 cups coarse stone ground cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 green onion sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Pour 64 ounces of oil in a frying pan. Preheat oil to 350 degrees.
  2. While the oil is preheating, in a large mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, all-purpose flour, egg yolk, green onion, onion, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cheddar, Mix well until you have a firm consistency.
  3. Beat egg whites and fold into batter quickly.
  4. Use tablespoon to shape into round pups and drop into prepared oil.
  5. After a few minutes, flip over to ensure cooking evenly.
  6. Fry until golden brown all over.
  7. Use a slotted spoon to remove pups from the oil and place on draining rack or plate lined with paper towels.

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