HEAT 2 to 3 inches oil to 360°F in a deep fryer or heavy deep saucepan.
COMBINE cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and sugar in medium bowl. Add buttermilk, eggs and onions. Mix well.
DROP batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Fry a few hush puppies at a time, 5 to 6 minutes, or until deep golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve immediately.
Serving Size (1/5 of recipe), Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 160), Total Fat 18g (Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 85mg, Sodium 1080mg, Total Carbohydrate 85g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 4g), Protein 7g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 25%, Iron 10%.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.