This is the basic recipe for hush puppies. You can make variations by adding 1 finely chopped jalapeno pepper or 1 can diced green chilies. I think sometimes simple is best and this basic recipe is really good.
1-1/2 cups white corn meal
1 cup Buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup self-rising flour
1/4 cup chopped onion
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Fry hush puppies by dropping by rounded Tablespoons into hot oil. Be sure to turn them at least once so they will brown all over. Drain in colander or on a cooling rack with pan underneath when removed from oil then transfer them to paper towel lined bowl for serving.
Variation: If you like spicy foods, try adding one seeded and chopped jalapeno to the mix.