Vegetable cooking oil for deep-frying
1 cup yellow or white cornmeal
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons finely minced onion
1 cup buttermilk
In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients then mix in the onion. Beat the egg with the milk and maple syrup; mix everything together well. Let stand for 10 minutes.
In a deep fryer or heavy, deep skillet, heat 2 to 3 inches of oil over medium heat to 375-F
Drop batter by tablespoons into hot oil. Fry until golden brown, turning several times. Drain on paper towels.
Makes about 15 hushpuppies.