Alabama Hush Puppies

Originally, the hush puppy is thought to come from Georgia or Mississippi. Thought to have started as a mixture of hash and batter called “hash puppy” is one theory. Others say some fishermen were sitting by their campfire after dining on fried fish when their huntin’ dawgs started to whine. The men fried some cornbread batter int he skillet they had used for frying the fish and tossed it to the dogs. “Hush puppies,” the men said. Did they put chopped onion in the batter? History, even gossip is silent on that point.

 

TIP: Use a small ice-cream scoop to easily drop the batter into the hot oil. 

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Alabama Hush Puppies
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Course Sides
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings
dozen
Ingredients
Course Sides
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
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dozen
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  1. Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a large heavy saucepan or cast iron pot; heat over medium-high heat to 365 degrees, F. Combine cornmeal and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; make a wll in center of mixture. Stir together egg, milk and onion; add to dry mixture, stirring just until moistened. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls, 6 at a time, into hot oil. Fry 2 minutes or until browned. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels.
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Serve with tartar sauce or cocktail sauce, if desired.

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Tamara Toler Steinkamp

Daughter of James Ivan Toler and Carol Ann Vadeboncoeur Toler

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