A Lowcountry classic is transformed into a crispy, satisfying fritter.

Recipe by Southern Living April 2012

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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Annette Joseph

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Yield:
Makes about 2 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Pour oil to depth of 3 inches into a large, heavy skillet or Dutch oven; heat over medium-high heat to 350°.

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  • Meanwhile, stir together field peas and next 11 ingredients in a large bowl.

  • Scoop pea mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls, in batches, and drop into hot oil. Fry 3 to 4 minutes or until hush puppies are golden brown. Drain on paper towels; keep warm. Serve with relish.

  • *1 (5-oz.) can seasoned black-eyed peas may be substituted.

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