Hush puppies recipe

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  1. AroundtheBowl

    AroundtheBowl Founding Member

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    Does anyone have a really good recipe for hush puppies? As an example of what I'm looking for, we really like the ones at the chimes.
     
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    stevescookin Certified Who Dat

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    I don't know about the ones from chimes...most places use the ones that come from the suppliers frozen in a box...and they're good.

    To make your own, get some self rising corn meal and mix with water until you have a mix that's a little thicker than pancake batter. you can even add some chicken boullion cubes to the water.

    If you like them sweet, add a little sugar to the batter.
    If you like them dense instead of light, add some buttermilk.
    If you like, add corn kernels, green onions, diced jalapenos, or whatever.
    I even added mashed sweet potatoes to the batter before...that was good but a little unusual.

    Then just drop the batter off of a spoon into some hot oil and fry them up till the insides are done. If you add sugar, don't go by color because it'll make them darker. A fry daddy does real well.

    Cook a few, taste them , make sure the insides are done and from then on go by how they look (color). If they're too ugly and irregular, the batter isn't thick enough so add some more cornmeal. Real homemade hush puppies shouldn't be perfectly round like meatballs...they should look like big almonds so you'll know they are home made.

    try it out and post back here how it worked.

    it's real quick and easy.
     
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  3. careyt

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    I am a big fan of mincing onions, green bell peppers and garlic with a small bit of jalapeno to add to my hushpuppy mix. I also put just a little bit of buttermilk for flavor rather than enough to make them really dense.

    the onions, bell pepper, jalapeno and garlic I usually brown a little bit in olive oil and then drain em, I feel it brings out the flavor a little better.

    also, remember to salt and pepper them before you cook them.
     
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    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    I don't care for sweet hush puppies.
     
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    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    i agree. but i love em with some finely chopped jalapeno in em.

    damn. now im hungry for hush puppies.
     
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    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Grandma just used green onions, but they tasted fine.
     
  7. stevescookin

    stevescookin Certified Who Dat

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    In the cracklin (Graton) thread, I think you mentioned gratons in cornbread.

    I wonder how cracklin (or bacon) hushpuppies would be?
     

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