Hush Puppies

The first recorded reference to the word “hush-puppy” dates to 1899, and the dish most likely
originated with the original Indian tribes living in the South and Southeast.

Hushpuppies are a food with strong ties to the Southern United States, although they are available in many areas of the United States on the menus of deep fried fish restaurants. The name “hushpuppies” is often attributed to hunters, fishermen, or other cooks who would fry some basic cornmeal mixture (possibly that they had been bread-coating or battering their own food with) and feed it to their dogs to “hush the puppies” during cook-outs or fish-fries.

It is common to serve hush puppies along with fried fish since you already have a deep well of oil
heated for the purpose.

There are several variation printed on our packages. We also have pre-mixed Dixie Lily Hush Puppy Mix.

DIXIE LILY / ALABAMA KING

2 cups Corn Meal
1 Tbsp. Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tbsp. Salt (or less)
1 Egg
6 Tbsp. chopped Onion
1-1/2-2 cups Buttermilk

Mix all dry ingredients, add chopped onion, then milk and eggs. Drop by spoonful into deep, hot grease where fish are cooking. Drain on paper towels.

ARNETT’S

1 cup Corn Meal
2 Tbsp. Minced Onion
1/2 tsp. each Salt & Pepper
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 cup Buttermilk

Mix meal, onions, salt, pepper and baking powder. Dissolve Baking Soda in milk and add to meal mixutre. Beat well and drop from spoon into hot fat and brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.

12 Replies to “Hush Puppies”

  1. Can’t find Dixie Lily hushpuppy mix ANYWHERE! Not even on your website. The red bags are gone and it’s a crisis – not just for hushpuppies but we use it for fried green tomatoes and it’s THAT time of year. I make most things from scratch but really would rather buy the red bag…if available. Can you let me know the status???

    1. Hello Karen- We no longer make the red bag of Dixie Lily Hushpuppy mix. please try our recipes on our Dixie Lily corn meal bags. I will post the recipes to our website. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  2. Is it true you no longer make hush puppy mix? We have used that product for longer than 40 years! We even use it instead of corn meal at Thanksgiving for our cornbread dressing.

    1. Yes it is true and we are very sorry for the inconvenience. Please try the Hushpuppy recipes on our website using our corn meals and I think you will be impressed! Thanks

    1. Thank you so much for contacting us. Unfortunately we did not have the sales to keep the product going. We are so sorry to see it go as well. Please try one of our hush puppy recipes online or on one of our corn meals. Thank you for your business.

  3. I always make my dressing out of the hushpuppy mix. So you think it will taste the same if I use your recipe ?

    1. Thank you so much for contacting us.

      It is hard to say if this will work with your recipe. Please give it a try and let us know how it turns out.

      We appreciate your business and we hope this helps.

  4. OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY THANKSGIVING WILL NEVER BE THE SAME> NO HUSH PUPPY MIX!!!!! MY MOTHER AND ALL HER SISTERS AND MY GRANDMOTHER USED IT>
    I HAVE PART OF A BAG FROM 2017. I CAN ONLY PRAY IT IS STILL GOOD.

  5. I miss your hushpuppy mix so bad. Easter is here and I’m asked again to make my famous dressing. It’s not possible without your mix. Where is your recipe that is supposed to be about the same ? Desperate in Florida

  6. In one of the above comments you gave a hushpuppy recipe but you didn’t say which corn meal to use. Which one should I use that will be the closest to the red bag that I have used almost forever?

    1. We would recommend using our stone ground corn meals (Dixie Lily, Arnett’s and Alabama King). However, if you like a grittier texture then you may want to try using our machine cut corn meals. It is all about your preference and taste. We have recipes using both types of corn meal on our website. Please try them both and let us know which one that you like better. We hope this information helps and we appreciate your business.

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