Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesdays - Baked Hush Puppies

The other day the kids asked if we could make hush puppies but we were out of cornmeal so I had to say no.

Fast forward to today...cornmeal had been purchased and the kids asked again...so it's hush puppies for supper tonight.

We love Capt'n D's hushpuppies but they are deep fat fried and are 100 calories for each small pup.

A few years ago I came across a recipe for oven baked hushpuppies - so when the craving hits - we make our own.

Oven Baked Hush Puppies

2/3 c yellow cornmeal
1/3 c flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 c minced onion
1/3 c skim milk
1 T vegetable oil
1/8 t salt
1 egg beaten

Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Combine onion, milk, oil, pepper and egg. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients - stirring until just moistened.

Spoon 1 T into mini muffin pans coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 450 degrees for 10 min or until lightly browned. Remove from pan immediately.

The kids loved them, but upon tasting them, ds remarked that he thought we ought to buy some store-bought ones some time. Hmmm guess they are not quite up to the Captain's standards for him.

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Lynn said...

My husband loves hush puppies. I don't like them very well and they take a while to make and are not healthy. This recipe looks great. Much better for you and much easier. I am going to have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

I had no idea you could bake hush puppies! Thank you for the recipe!

Donna said...

Ahh! Sounds really good to me! I love to bake fish, rather than fry it, these will work right along beside it! Thanks 4 the recipe!

Kiriel du Papillon said...

I have always wondered what hush puppies were, so thank you for the recipe! Maybe if you used melted butter instead of oil, you would get a crisper edge which might appeal to ds more?

Cat said...

Oh, these sound yummy! And our Captain D's went out of business a few month's ago. We always went there over LJS specifically because of the delicious onion-containing hushpuppies! Thanks for sharing this.