Sunday, January 4, 2009

Billy's Hushpuppies

I am posting a lot of recipes my dad made. But, they come to me in a batch of memories and I can't separate them. These hushpuppies were always a hit at any fish fry. My parents didn't need much of an excuse to invite 20 or so people over for fried fish, hushpuppies, and coleslaw. They loved people and loved to feed them. I guess it is genetic

1 cup yellow corn meal
1 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 can of creamed corn
1/3 cup milk (may need more depending on humidity)
1/2 medium onion grated
1/t tsp. Louisiana hot sauce (optional)

Mix corn meal, flour, baking powder, and sugar and make into a well. Add egg, creamed corn, milk, onion and hot sauce. You may need more or less milk. The mix needs to be thicker than pancake batter but not as thick as cookie dough batter)

Fry spoonfuls in hot oil - we always fry them before the fish so that they will stay clean.


Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

I LOVE the memories that you share along with the recipes. Mrs. Doris and Mr. Billy were truly one of a kind. I have some happy memories of them too!

DonnaSanders said...

What I would not give for a fish fry at Aunt Doris & Uncle Bill's. I have so many good memories of those family gatherings.