Saturday, September 12, 2009

Hushpuppies

I try to avoid deep fried foods but I just can't help myself when it comes to hushpuppies. This is my favorite hushpuppy recipe, it's a recipe that I have created from tweaking other recipes here and there. I think the Seasoned Salt in it makes a huge difference in the taste, it gives it just the little kick that it needs. Now, I am not one to add corn to my hushpuppies, but I am sure that you could add corn into this recipe without any problems.

Ingredients
2 cups yellow corn meal
1 cup all purpose flour
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk (see easy buttermilk substitutes if you don't have buttermilk on hand)
3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons white sugar (optional - it gives them a sweet taste)
1 small onion, finely chopped
Canola or Peanut Oil for frying

1. Preheat oil to 350 degrees for frying. I fry my hushpuppies in a deep fryer but you can use a deep skillet.

2. Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir in onion.

3. In a small bowl stir together the buttermilk and eggs.

4. Pour the buttermilk and egg mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir until well blended.

5. Drop the hushpuppy batter one teaspoon full at a time into the hot oil. Be sure to rinse your spoon in water between each hushpuppy.

6. Fry until golden brown. Be sure to turn them while they are cooking so they are browned each side.

7. Allow grease to drain from hushpuppies by removing them to a brown paper bag, newspapers, or paper towels.

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