Do you have a good recipe for hush puppies?

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    Aug 08, 2011 12:33 AM GMT
    I can get them to taste OK, but I can never get them to be as soft and fluffy but crunchy at the same time like Long John Silver's.

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    Aug 08, 2011 1:37 AM GMT
    As long as it's not a recipe for puppies icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 08, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    Oooh, hushpuppies. Florida's second most important contribution to American Cuisine (first being Key Lime Pie). Hushpuppies shouldn't really be soft and fluffy; rather, toothsome with a nice crumb and some crunch. In my family, we always added beer to the batter and used course corn meal and the onions need to have their presence known... in other words, don't chop them too finely.

    You've just instilled a craving. I might have to make some this week. I can dig up my Aunt Lil's recipe for you if you'd like, but the results won't be soft and fluffy.
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    Aug 08, 2011 2:22 AM GMT
    BRIX said
    You've just instilled a craving. I might have to make some this week. I can dig up my Aunt Lil's recipe for you if you'd like, but the results won't be soft and fluffy.

    Yes please. My comes out crunchy and they taste pretty good too-lots of onion. But I need it to be like Long John Silver's. They are not soft or fluffy like cake is. But rather like cornbread. Mine come out harder than that. Maybe I fry them too long? But I would love to use your Aunt's recipe.
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    Aug 08, 2011 2:23 AM GMT
    make a batch with beer instead of water... deelish.
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    Aug 08, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
    carminea saidI can get them to taste OK, but I can never get them to be as soft and fluffy but crunchy at the same time like Long John Silver's.



    this is realjock. how dare you. icon_neutral.gif
  • LJay

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    Aug 08, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    OP, what is your recipe?
  • islander24

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    Aug 08, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    I can see these guys are better at eating than cooking:
    Here is a recipe for you for hushpuppies


    1 cup cornmeal
    1 cup flour
    1 medium yellow onion, peeled & finely chopped
    6 green onions finely chopped. Only us about 2 " of the green part
    2 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1 egg beaten
    3/4 cup buttermilk
    Can add a little Cayenne pepper , if you want them spicer

    Mix the dry ingredients and onions together. Blend the egg with the buttermilk and stir into dry ingredients. You will have a very thick batter.
    Allow the batter to sit for 30 minutes then using a tablespoon drop a Tbsp. full into deep fat at 375 F. Deep fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels . You can keep them warm in the oven at 200 F until serving.

    God luck
    Bob in Key West
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    Aug 10, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    LJay saidOP, what is your recipe?

    1.5 onion chopped but not too finely
    1 clove of garlic finely chopped
    1 tsp of lemon juice
    1.5 cups cornflour
    0.5 cup flour
    1 egg
    2 pinches of baking soda
    salt, ground tobasco peppers, black pepper-as desired
    And enough milk to form a thick batter

    Islander, I will try your recipe next time. Thank you.
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    Aug 11, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    I'm pretty sure the more you mix the dry and wet ingredients the denser the cake. If you like that texture great, but I fold mine like muffins. That way the baking powder doesn't become deactivated too soon.
  • Greygull

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    Aug 15, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
    The secret to fluffier hush puppies is working fast, the slower you go the less leavening is in the batter.