Advertisement
Online Test Banks
Score higher
See Online Test Banks
eLearning
Learning anything is easy
Browse Online Courses
Mobile Apps
Learning on the go
Explore Mobile Apps
Dummies Store
Shop for books and more
Start Shopping

Hushpuppies

Hushpuppies started as delicious cornmeal fritters called croquettes de maise. The name hushpuppy came about when an old Creole cook was frying a batch of catfish and croquettes. His hungry dogs began to howl in anticipation of a chance to savor some of the catfish. The innovative Creole instead tossed a few of the croquettes de maise to the dogs and yelled, “Hush, puppies!” The name has since been associated with this cornmeal delicacy.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 3 minutes

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

1 cup self-rising flour

1 cup self-rising cornmeal mix

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1 egg

1 cup buttermilk

1 bunch green onions

  1. In a cast-iron deep fryer, preheat the oil to 375 degrees F.

  2. Combine the flour, cornmeal mix, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl.

  3. In a small bowl, beat the egg.

  4. Add the egg and 1/2 cup of the buttermilk to the mixing bowl.

  5. Mix to a stiff batter.

  6. Chop the green onions.

  7. Stir 1/2 cup onions into the batter.

  8. Add more buttermilk a little at a time until the batter is well mixed.

  9. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  10. Drop the batter by spoonfuls into the hot oil and fry until golden brown.

Per serving: Calories 266 (From fat 139); Fat 15g (Saturated 1g); Cholesterol 28mg; Sodium 617mg; Carbohydrate 27g (Dietary fiber 2g); Protein 5g.

  • Add a Comment
  • Print
  • Share
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement
Advertisement

Inside Dummies.com

Dummies.com Sweepstakes

Win an iPad Mini. Enter to win now!