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Best Hush Puppies

 Best Hush Puppies
Some years ago, I was a cook on a large cattle ranch. One day, I thought back to the hush puppies I'd had as a child on a Southern trip...and ended up creating my own version of them. They go well as part of an old-fashioned fried chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, buttermilk biscuits, corn on the cob and watermelon pickles! My husband is a farmer and also a truck driver. We have t
12-15 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup cream-style corn
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and
  • baking soda. Add egg, milk and corn; stir just until mixed.
  • In a deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop batter by
  • teaspoonfuls into oil. Fry until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool slightly and roll in confectioners' sugar if desired.
  • Serve immediately with fried chicken, ham or sausage. Yield: 12-15
  • servings.