Sunday, December 28, 2008

Who's Ya Fry Daddy!?!

My hubby's favorite wedding gift that we received is our little fry daddy. It's small - just the right size for making appetizers for our friends or making dinner for the two of us. When we're feeling particularly indulgent, we'll have a fish fry night: fried fish, fried potatoes, and hush puppies. Since we're about to start our New Year's diet, we wanted to spluge by having one last fish fry. Here is our recipe for hush puppies - they are delicious!!!

Hush Puppies

Adapted from Paula Dean's recipe

6 cups canola oil, vegetable oil, or peanut oil
1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten

Using a deep pot or fryer, heat oil to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, stir together corn meal, flour, baking soda, salt, and Old Bay Seasoning. Mix in the chopped onion.

In a small bowl, stir together buttermilk and egg. Add this mimxture to the corn meal mixture, and stir until just incorporated.

Drop the batter by teaspoonfuls into preheated oil. To prevent sticking, dip your spoon into a glass of ice water after dropping each hushpuppy into the oil. Turn hushpuppies as they brown, and remove from oil when completely golden.

Drain on paper towel, and serve immediately.


Deals, Steals and Heels said...

thank GOODNESS we don't have a fry daddy yet....there are few foods in this world nate loves more than hush puppies....and these could make him drool.

it's going in the file =)

Ellie said...

I am thinking the key word in this comment is "YET" lol - you have to get one, it's so much fun! :-)


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