Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill
1 1/2 dozen

This hush puppy recipe is a favorite of the Catfish Institute in Belzoni, Mississippi. Substituting beer for milk makes these lighter and tangier.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl, and make a well in center of mixture.

Step 2

Combine egg and next 4 ingredients, stirring well; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.

Step 3

Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven or large saucepan; heat to 375°.

Step 4

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

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