Hush Puppies by Justin Wilson

posted by Sue Freeman 08-04-98 3:35 PM

Justin Wilson's Hush Puppies

2 c Cornmeal
1 c Plain flour
1 ts Baking powder
1 ts Salt
1/2 ts Soda
1/2 c Parsley, finely chopped
1 x Deep fat for frying
1 x Ground cayenne pepper
2 Eggs, beaten
1 c Buttermilk
1 c Green onion, finely chopped
2 tb Bacon drippings, hot
1/2 ts Garlic powder (to taste)

Combine all dry ingredients. Add eggs, buttermilk, onions, and oil or bacon drippings. Mix well.

Drop in deep hot fat by spoonfuls and brown on all sides. Justin Wilson says, "Hush puppy is an old Southern term that originated after the Civil War. People didn't have enough for themselves to eat let alone feed their dogs, so when the old hounds started barking from hunger, they would throw pieces of fried corn bread to them, yelling, 'Shut up, dog! Hush puppy!"

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