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Hush Puppies with Creamy Honey Orange Dipping Sauce

  • Author: adapted from P. Allen Smith
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 6 cups peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal (not coarse)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 large (or 2 small) jalapeƱos
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Chobani plain yogurt
  • 23 Tbsp orange juice concentrate
  • 12 Tbsp honey


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy pot to 350F.
  2. Combine the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix to combine, then add the onion and jalapeƱo.
  3. In a small bowl, stir the egg and buttermilk together before adding to the dry mixture. Mix until blended.
  4. When the oil is hot, drop the batter 1 Tbsp at a time into the hot oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes total, turning as needed to evenly brown the hush puppies. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Combine the yogurt, orange juice concentrate, and honey until smooth.
  6. Serve the hush puppies hot with the dipping sauce.