Hush Puppies

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups self-rising white cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 small onion, diced (optional)*
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
1 tablespoon bacon drippings
Vegetable oil

Preparation

Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl; make a well in center of mixture.

Add buttermilk and bacon drippings to dry ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a large Dutch oven; heat to 350°.

Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into oil, and fry, in batches, 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels.

* 1/2 teaspoon onion powder may be substituted for onion.