Recipe for Hush Puppies


    Hush Puppies

    2 cups yellow cornmeal
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 large finely-chopped onion*
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    2 teaspoons salt
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon Accent
    6 tablespoons granulated sugar
    1 egg, beaten
    Milk or buttermilk

    Mix first eight ingredients. When well mixed, add 1 beaten egg, then slowly add milk or buttermilk until the mixture is a thick mush. Deep fry in hot fat heated to 360 degrees F. Drop a heaping tablespoon full of the batter at a time into the fat and fry until golden brown. Cook only a few at a time and let oil get hot again between batches.

    Serve very hot with lots of butter.

    NOTE: You can also add finely chopped bell pepper to this.

    * Scallions are good to use because the green color looks nice.