1 C cornmeal
1 C self rising flour
1 medium onion, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 egg beaten
3/4 C buttermilk
3 C vegetable oil or use the oil that the fish was deep fried in.
Mix dry ingredients and onion together. Mix in the egg and buttermilk. This will be a thick mixture. Let sit for 1/2 hour.
Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep skillet/wok to 375 degrees. Drop by teaspoons into the pan. Fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, serve immediately with ketsup, butter, malt vinegar or honey. Goes great with southern fried catfish or other fish.
I also do variations using minced vegetables in the batter and jalapeno peppers, sometimes a little creamed style corn as well.