When I make hush puppies, I use the left over cornmeal, I have rolled my fish in. Here is what I use in the mixture. Cornmeal Salt Crushed Pepper Corns Cayenne pepper Garlic Powder (Small amount) If you dont have enough left over after frying the fish just add to it. Some people use milk in their hush puppies, I do not. I add whole eggs, until the cornmeal mixture is pasty. I then add chopped Celery and Green Onion. A teaspoon of the mixture will make a golf ball sized hush puppy. I use the same oil as I fry my fish in.