Fry up batches of Bacon-and-Caramelized Onion Hush Puppies at your next fish fry. With bits of bacon and onion, these savory bites are taken to the next level.

Recipe by Southern Living July 2012

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 to 10 servings (about 2 dozen hush puppies)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook 5 bacon slices in a medium skillet over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp; drain bacon on paper towels, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon. Sauté onion in hot drippings over medium-low heat 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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  • Pour oil to depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, onion, and bacon. Add egg and buttermilk; stir just until moistened. Let stand 10 minutes.

  • Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls into hot oil, and fry, in 3 batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Keep warm in a 200° oven.

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