Southern Hushpuppies!



 
No fish fry in the South is complete without homemade hushpuppies.  You just have to have them.  There are several stories or theories about where the hushpuppy came from and got it's name.  One that makes sense is that when folks would be frying fish in a big old pot outside over a fire, the dogs would sit and beg and whine for a bite, so they would drop some of the batter and fry it and then feed it to the dogs and say 'now hush puppy'.   I guess they soon discovered that the dropped and fried batter was really good and probably stretched that fish out to feed more people.  Although hushpuppies are served all over the United States  in some seafood restaurants, they originated the southern states. In  some regions, they are also served with barbeque.   Here is what you will need:
 
 
1/2 cup self rising flour
1 1/2 cup self rising corn meal
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
dash of Old Bay seasoning (optional)
1 Tbs. grated sweet onion
1 egg
Mix all together and drop by teaspoon full into the same oil you cooked your fish or other seafood in . When they are brown on one side, carefully roll them over and brown on the other side.  Remove to the paper towel lined platter around the fish or whatever seafood you are serving.






20 comments:

  1. I have thought about making hushpuppies but did not have a recipe, thanks!!

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  2. years ago I was making hushpuppies and didn't realize I was out of butter milk so I grabbed a can of cream style corn to use as my liquid...I've never gone back. It's a great taste combination.

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    1. good idea! will have to try it.

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  3. Can't get self rising cornmeal here in our part of Ca. How much baking powder and salt would I use for REGULAR ALL PURPOSE FLOUR and REGULAR ORGANIC CORNMEAL?

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    1. 1 cup all purpose flour or cornmeal plus 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder plus 1/4 teaspoon salt

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  4. Never thought of the old bay...

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  5. Sorry but I'm a champ HUSHPUPPY maker.....kick in all the onions you can and ad a dash of hot sauce--------

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  6. you should also try it with a can of diced tomatos in it ..... they bare to die for.

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  7. you should try them with a can of diced tomatos in it.......they are to die for.

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  8. have been making hushpuppies for 50 yrs. My wife makes a relish that I use plus the meal, flower, and butter milk. Do not use eggs. Let stand in frig. for about 1 hr. this helps to keep them from separating doing cooking.

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  9. I always add a can of cr. corn.

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  10. they are also good when you use beer in place of the buttermilk.

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  11. love these!! In my neck of the South East Georgia woods, we call them corn dodgers. I have had them made like this, with the creamed corn and with the tomatoes. I love them all. I love to put them in Oyster Stew or Catfish Stew or Crab Stew or well you get the message... LOL! I just love me some "hush puppies"!!

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  12. A touch of garlic powder is great in hushpuppies, as is a little minced jalapeno!

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  13. For lighter ones use beer instead of buttermilk ...

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  14. Jalapenio & cheddar!

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  15. I also put ketchup in mine. They are wonderful!

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    1. how much ketchup do you use?

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  16. My grandma use'ta use the meal and eggs from the fish fry. Add baking powder and beer or buttermilk. Awesome!

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  17. Add some Blue Crab meat and you take it to whole new level!

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