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Hush Puppies

Yield 2 dozen

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

How to Make It

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

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

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

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

  5. * 1/2 teaspoon onion powder may be substituted for onion.