Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hush Puppies

I am the biggest fan of cornmeal, and when you add a little green onion and fry the batter, I am in complete heaven! It’s funny that I’ve never had hush puppies up until a couple weeks ago when I went to the Screen Door for dinner and got them as an appetizer. I think the name is completely silly myself, but that’s beside the point. I didn’t make a sauce to go with these, but remember that horseradish aioli I talked about to go with the crabs that no one used? Well, they thought that it was a perfect complement to the hush puppies! At least it didn’t go to waste. So I went ahead and included both recipes. I also think a drizzle of maple syrup, or honey would be a good topping also!

Hush Puppies

1 ½ Cups Cornmeal (I used fine yellow)
1 Cup Flour
½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
½ Teaspoon Pepper
Pinch Cayenne Pepper
2 Eggs
1 ½ Cups Buttermilk
½ Bunch Thinly Sliced Green Onions, white and green parts
1 Quart Vegetable Oil, for frying

Whisk together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Add the eggs and buttermilk and whisk until the mixture is smooth and no lumps remain. Stir in the green onion until well combined. Let batter rest for 5 minutes.

While batter is resting heat the oil in a large deep Dutch Oven to 350 Degrees. Drop batter into oil, using about 2 tablespoons for each hush puppy. (I used my 2 Tbs. ice cream scoop, the one with the little cleaner inside the scoop) Fry, turning with a slotted spoon until dark golden brown, 3-5 minutes. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Keep warm on a wire rack in a pre-heated 200 degree oven until ready to serve. Makes about 20 hush puppies.
*I got the recipe from the Williams Sonoma website


Pam said...

I have never had hush puppies before but I love corn meal and anything fried, so I am sure I would love them.

Did you like the Screen Door? We tried to go once but there was a 45minute wait and our two kids were starving so we had to go elsewhere.

Jason said...

Pam...the screen door is amazing you must try it out! I would recommend the fried chicken or the beef brisket. If they have their bread pudding you have to get that too.

Pam said...

Cool! Thank you Jason. I love a good fried chicken - actually I love anything fried. I adore bread pudding too. I guess we'll be heading to The Screen Door.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Oh, so these are hush puppies. I've heard them mentioned but had no idea what they were. These look superyummy!

Lore said...

Hush puppies are new to me and the look hyperdelicious!