Charred Corn And Bacon Hush Puppies by Mom De Cuisine

My mom used to make hush puppies sometimes with Sunday dinner when i was a kid. my mom didnt really talk a lot about her childhood or her mother for that matter, but when she made hush puppies she did. She would ask if i knew why they were called hush puppies. I said no, even if i had heard the story before. She would say that they would mix up a quick cornmeal batter, fry it along with other food and toss it to begging dogs and say, “hush puppy.” She would say that she loved when her mom made them and shared them with her, warm from the grease. Now, many years later and The sun still beams and the air is still warm, but yet summer has slipped away. We are trading in lazy days by the pool with rushed mornings to get out of the door. But this week has been a soft opening of sorts. My daughter started first grade but my son won’t start kindergarten for another week.
So after the bus pulls away with Madison, Christian and I return home to regroup. I thought it would be nice to make a treat that only he and I enjoy.

Christian and I are the only ones who enjoy hush puppies (he tried them first in London of all places) and so we spent a quiet afternoon mixing the batter, folding in the corn and bacon and i asked him if he knew why they were called hush puppies. He said no, even thiugh i know ive told him before. He giggles and repeats to him slef, hush puppy as i toss himone, warm from the fryer.Then we enjoyed them, warm from the fryer.

Charred Corn and Bacon Hush Puppies Recipe

Serves 10-15
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Allergy Egg, Milk, Wheat
Meal type Appetizer, Bread, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party, Easter
Region American


  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Corn Meal
  • 2 tablespoons Baking Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1-2 Ears Corn
  • 4 Rashers Bacon
  • Canola Oil (for frying)


  • 2-3 tablespoons Chives (finely chopped)


Charred Corn
Step 1
Heat a grill and char the corn on all sides. Remove and allow to cool. Once cool, remove the kernels from the cob.
Step 2
While grilling the corn, heat the oven to 400 degrees. Place bacon on a parchment lined, rimmed baking sheet. Bake the bacon for 6-10 minutes or until cooked and slightly crisp. You do not want to over cook the bacon, it will continue to cook in the hush puppies.
Step 3
Remove bacon from the oven and drain on paper towels. When cool, chop into pieces.
Step 4
Combine the dry hush puppy ingredients in a bowl. Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
Step 5
Fold the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix in the corn, bacon, and chives if using. Allow batter to sit one hour.
Hush Puppies
Step 6
Warm oil to 350 degrees. Scoop out balls of batter and fry 3-4 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
Step 7
Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Step 8
Serve hot or at room temperature.

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