3 cups self rising corn meal
1/2 cups finely chopped onions
2 cups buttermilk
1 well-beaten egg
In a bowl, mix corn meal, onion, buttermilk and egg until well blended. Drop by heaping teaspoons into hot fat or oil (375*). Fry 3 to 4 minutes, turning hush puppies for even browning. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot as a snack or with fried fish.
For extra flavor, mix 1 cup grated cheddar cheese into batter and fry as above.