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Air Fried Hush Puppies with a Dip

Air Fryer Hush Puppies

This crispy, tasty, and super-easy comfort food gives you a healthier take on this classic cornmeal treat. A hassle-free version of the southern favorite made instantly without giving you those few extra pounds. Now you can enjoy a guilt-free snack or side without compromising the taste and sensation!
Course Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine Southern
Keyword air fryer, hush puppies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 18 - 20 hush puppies
Calories 90kcal
Author Imma


  • air fryer


  • 1 cup (130 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (120 grams) cornmeal
  • ½ tablespoon (6 grams) baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons (25 grams) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (8grams) salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • cup (80 grams) buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped or grated onion
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 3 tablespoons (40 grams) unsalted butter


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, salt, and garlic powder
  • In another bowl, whisk in buttermilk, and lightly beaten eggs until well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until fully incorporated, then add grated onions and butter.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer - I preheat mine at 400 Degrees/ 204 degrees C for 5 minutes when ready to air fry.
  • Lightly grease the metal basket with cooking spray and arrange hush puppies in a single layer without touching each other.
  • Set your Air Fryer to 380°F, for 4-5 minutes. Flip over carefully and cook on the other side for an additional 4 minutes, or until cooked through and hush puppy is crispy.
  • Serve with this fried fish or remoulade sauce.


  1. See my regular Hush Puppies HERE.
  2. You may add beer, jalapeno, okra, or corn kernels into the batter.
  3. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1hush puppy | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg