For the first post of the VPCC, I decided to make something from the Come into the Kitchen Cook Book by Mary and Vincent Price. I snapped up this cookbook at a local store here in Salem called the Book Bin. I decided on the Hush Puppies recipe. These aren’t your typical Long John Silvers hush puppies where each one is perfectly round. You can tell just by looking at these that they are homemade. I had a little trouble at first getting them to form into shapes, so I just added another egg.
2 cups cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 minced onions
1 egg, beaten (I used two)
2/3 cup milk
bacon fat (preferably left from fried fish) —NOTE: Because I am a vegetarian, I used vegetable oil.
Mix together the cornmeal , baking powder, and salt. Stir in the onions, egg(s), and milk. Mold into finger shapes and fry in hot bacon fat in which fish has been fried. Makes about two dozen.
The verdict: I really like how these came turned out. The hush puppies had a nice onion-y flavor and the outside was crunchy and delicious! I recommend making this recipe. 🙂