I grew up in a very Catholic household. As such, we celebrated lent in the traditional ways — by not eating meat on the holy days as well as Fridays. This is a tradition I have enjoyed continuing with my own family. But, my kids and I get really tired of the traditional french fries that are served with fish. So, instead, we like to switch it up and serve these air fryer hush puppies.
Why the air fryer?
So the Air Fryer in itself is a fairly new (and hot!) commodity. But our convection toaster oven has had an air fry function built in for the last 3+ years. So I’ve had the chance to play around with the air fry function a bit. It worked okay, but having an actual air fryer has seriously changed the game. It heats up very quickly. Something as simple french fries turn out absolutely delicious. And these hush puppies? Well, let’s just say, my southern father is proud!
And if you’re on the fence, just see all of these amazing recipes you can make with your air fryer.
What you’ll need
Besides the aforementioned air fryer, you’ll need the following:
- Yellow Cornmeal
- All Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
That’s it! Most of these items are things you already have in your kitchen. I know I always have to double-check to make sure I have the yellow cornmeal. But, otherwise, most of the items you likely have on hand.
Air Fryer Hush Puppies Recipe
- 1 Cup of Yellow Cornmeal
- 1 Cup of All Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of Pepper
- 1/2 Tablespoon of Garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
- 1/2 tablespoon of parsley
- 1 Egg
- 3/4 Cup of Milk
STEP 1 -
In a mixing bowl, add cornmeal, flour, baking powder and sugar. Mix until completely combined.
STEP 2 -
Add the egg, milk, and spices.
Mix until combined. Let batter sit in refrigerator for 30 minutes
STEP 3 -
Roll the batter into desired size balls.
Spray the air fryer basket with oil and place battered balls in the basket. Spray the balls with oil.
STEP 4 -
Cook at 380 for 5 minutes, turn balls, spray with oil and cook for 5 more minutes.
STEP 5 -
Remove from air fryer and ENJOY!