Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl; make a well in center of mixture.
Whisk together buttermilk and eggs; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Let mixture stand 30 minutes.
Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°.
Drop batter by heaping teaspoonfuls into hot oil. Fry, in batches, 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on wire racks over paper towels; serve hot.