Hush Puppies

Many Southerners claim that these deep-fried puffs of cornbread were once used to quiet barking dogs at a gathering. I find it hard to believe that anyone in his right mind would throw something this good to the dogs; I have learned that muzzles, which can be purchased at any pet store, work extremely well when Im trying to keep my miniature dachshunds quiet. I want to save as many hush puppies as possible for us humans to eat!




1 egg, slightly beaten

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons minced green onion tops

1/4 cup minced onions

1 1/4 cups white cornmeal

3/4 cup flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

oil for deep frying


Combine egg, milk, and onions. In a separate bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the egg mixture.

Heat the oil to 375. Drop the batter by 1 1/2 tablespoonfuls into the hot oil. Cook for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.