Hush Puppies

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup minced onion (optional)
  • 2 cups vegetable oil

Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl, making a well in the center of the mixture.

Stir together egg and buttermilk; add to dry ingredients.

Stir until moistened, then stir in onion. Heat oil in a skillet (cast iron is best) to a temperature of 375 degrees.

Drop batter by the tablespoonfuls into oil and fry (in batches) 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.

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