This recipe was adapted from a favorite of The Catfish Institute in Belzoni, Mississippi. Substituting beer for milk makes these lighter and tangier.

Recipe by Southern Living April 2005

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prep:
10 mins
stand:
10 mins
cook:
6 mins
total:
26 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.

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  • Add egg and milk to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Let stand 10 minutes.

  • Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°.

  • Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls into hot oil, and fry, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels; serve immediately.

  • Jalapeño Hushpuppies: Add 1 seeded, diced jalapeño to batter. Proceed with recipe as directed.

  • Note: Keep fried hushpuppies warm in oven at 225° for up to 15 minutes. For testing purposes only, we used White Lily Self-Rising White Cornmeal Mix.

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