Monday, April 6, 2009

Hushpuppies

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.

Hushpuppies
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.

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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.

2 comments:

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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