Big Bend Florida
A little on
Author Capt Ken
Any hushpuppies will be better if you can get fresh
wild onions--the kind that put hair on your chest. When I make a big
batch of hushpuppies, I add Aunt Jemima Jalepeno Corn bread mix in
equal proportions the cornmeal I use for regular hushpuppies.
Author Jack Hexter
This recipe is kinda complicated for simply making hush
puppies, but, it's worth it.
1/2 lb onions
1 cup canned tomatoes,
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black
Mix onions, ketchup, tomatoes, egg, buttermilk. Mix
cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Mix the wet and dry
ingredients together. Drop tablespoon size spoons into 375* deep frier.
Addition by Clint
A slight variation to Jack's great hush puppy recipe
for those that like a little "bite" to their puppy. Substitute a
drained can of "Rotell" (not sure of the spelling but it's chopped
tomatoe's with serano chiles), leave out the ketchup and add 1/4 cup
of V-8 Spicy juice and a diced up habanero.
Author Capt Ken
Every time I make these at a fish fry, I get rave
reviews. This is for a small batch for maybe 6-8 folks.
1 Cup yellow Cornmeal (white works ok too)
2 Tsp. Flour (corn flour is great here)
salt (more than you'd think you should use)
1 cup Martha White Jalapeno Cornbread mix
1/4 cup chopped onions (wild onions from your lawn are
Scalding water to make a thick paste.
Fry in deep grease (peanut oil @ 375 degrees or so,
please) after frying fish. Drain well.
Suggestion: Serve Chlorets as after dinner mints if you
use wild onions.
This is for Capt. Ken - no sugar
1 cup white, self-rising meal
1/2 cup Aunt Jemima pancake mix
1/2 cup white onions, diced finely
1/2 cup jalapeno peppers
Pepper (to taste)
Mix the above together; add buttermilk until cornbread
is correct consistency for hushpuppies (thick). Let stand, covered,
for 30 minutes.
Prepare hot grease - olive oil or peanut oil (grease
from cooked fish is much better). Place a container of water (beer is
better) near hot grease. Using a teaspoon to dip into mixture, first
dip the spoon into the water, then pick up the hushpuppy mixture on
the spoon and drop into hot cooking grease; repeat.
Addition by pipedream
OK, if you want to be
lazy, go to Winn Dixie and buy a box of Fry Krisp onion hush puppy
mix. It is a green box, and a box will make enought for 6-8 adults.
Add a bunch of finely chopped onions, water, and fry. It is a really
good mix. I've made these for dock parties in the Bahamas and everyone
thinks I am a really good cook with them - I don't tell em its a mix!
I have only found the mix in Winn Dixie. Publix carries a mix made by
House of Autry which is acceptable, but the Fry Krisp brand is better.
Has a nice corn meal flavor.
Addition by Clint
try twisting the
puppie mix up with tomato juice or V-8 instead of water, make sure you
keep the buttermilk in the mix. A couple of serano chilis work too.
Additon by Slowmovin
A lot of times when
making cornbread (pretty standard--cornmeal, baking powder,
buttermilk, NO sugar) I'll add cumin, chili and two or three spoonfuls
of chunky, hot salsa. It comes out pink but it tastes great. No reason
why you couldn't try that with hushpuppies also (unless the tomatoes
make the hot grease spatter too much...hadn't thought about that till