Saturday, June 15, 2013

Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies are another traditional American food, typically served in the south. They are often attributed to hunters and fishermen.
Some people claim the origin of the name came from hunters frying a cornmeal batter in small batches and tossing them to the dogs to keep them quiet during a cookout. Is it an old wive's tale?, perhaps!
Hush Puppies are served in most parts of the country today!

2 C cornmeal
1/2 C flour
2 TBS sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 C milk
3/4 C cream style corn
1 can (4 oz.) diced green chiles, well drained
Vegetable Oil 

In a bowl, whisk together:
baking powder
baking soda

cream corn
mix well
refrigerate the batter for 2 hours.

In a Dutch Oven or deep Cast Iron Skillet, heat the oil and drop the batter in by Tablespoonfuls.
Fry the Hushpuppies until golden brown, turning often
Drain them on a paper towel and serve warm.

Serve them with a Tartar Sauce or Cocktail Sauce.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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