It's Too Yummy Tuesday!
On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious!
Today I decided to offer a simple and quick side dish that hasn't graced our table lately, but it is an old time favorite. Hush puppies are great served alongside fried fish and chips, chicken, or as a snack. For an added level of flavor, fry these in the same oil you did your protein in. I've also tried adding in bits of cooked bacon--delish! This can work as a desserty-snack by omitting the onion (the bacon can still work, though) and dipping in powdered sugar or a mix of cinnamon sugar before serving. Finely chopped or shredded apple can be substituted for the onion, if you wish.
1 1/2 c. cornmeal
3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 onion, diced
milk (preferably room temp)
Oil for frying
Heat oil in fryer or deep skillet. Meanwhile, combine dry ingredients. Add onion and enough milk to make a stiff batter. Drop by spoonfuls in hot oil and fry until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
Depending on size of your spoonfuls, can make 16 or more "puppies".