Monday, April 6, 2009


I was reminded on our recent vacation how much I love hushpuppies. I hadn't had them in quite some time, and when we got seafood take-out one night, our dinners all came with them. Yum!! Lukcily the boy didn't like them, so the husband and I got to eat his. They were quite tasty. When we got home from our trip I was looking through the Charleston Junior League Cookbook, Charleston Receipts, I bought while on the trip and found a hushpuppy recipe. I had already decided we'd have the Catfish, so I thought these would go great with them.

2 cups corn meal
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
6 Tbsp chopped onion
2 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 egg
2 cups buttermilk
Red pepper, to taste

Mix all dry ingredients, add chopped onion; then milk and egg, beaten together. Drop by small spoonfuls into boiling deep fat. They will float when done. Drain on brown paper. Serves 8.


Okay, I missed the part about floating when done, so it's no wonder mine were a little overcooked. The husband said that they were a bit too crispy on the outside but otherwise they were good. I cut the recipe in half after reading it made eight servings, and it still made a ton. I'll definitely make them again when we feel like indulging in fried food (which doesn't happen very often), but I'll be sure to watch how long they cook for.


The Mulligan Family said...

I love hushpuppies. This sounds like a yummy and fairly easy recipe. I think those will need to be on our menu in the very near future!

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