How to capture allure of Lure’s Vidalia Onion Hush Puppies

Vidalia Onion Hush Puppies at Lure. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS

Vidalia Onion Hush Puppies at Lure. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS

My family dined at Lure for my son’s birthday. Would Lure be willing to share the recipe for their Vidalia Onion Hush Puppies? They were by far the best hush puppies we have ever eaten. Thank you.

— Janice Jones, Jonesboro

Lure’s executive chef Mike Manley gladly supplied this recipe. It was created by David Bradley, Lure’s opening chef, back in 2013. They’re a guest favorite, and Manley enjoys them as much as Lure’s diners do. They’re listed as a side dish and come six to an order. We’ve cut the recipe by about half in order to make something a little more sized for home cooks.

“These hush puppies are probably the best hush puppies I have ever had. They are well balanced between sweet and savory, with a fresh garden note from the scallions. The corn flavor that comes from the yellow cornmeal is a fantastic pronounced flavor. We think it’s the quality of ingredients we use that sets these hush puppies apart from the rest. The moisture content is also key. Most hush puppies eat very dry and crumble apart, but these hold together more like a fritter without drying out. These hush puppies are very craveable and you can’t just have one!”

Lure, 1106 Crescent Ave., Atlanta. 404-817-3650,

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