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Hush Puppies

Credits: Omisore Dotun

Hush Puppies are a great definition of a side dish, snack, and fried food you can’t just stop having. The round-shaped hush puppies’ ball, which is finish with a spicy honey sauce, is insanely delicious. We don’t think we ever use such a word for a snack before. The sweetness of the snack can turn you into an overnight hype-man. We here are a living example, don’t look at us like that. It is not our fault. Hush Puppies are simply delicious.

Planning a significant event with the best appetizers, snacks, and side dish that will make people come together. Think of the delicate and delicious hush puppies.

The coarse consistency of the cornmeal, which will be the corn batter, is the important content of the hush puppies. It is what gives it the light and fluffy yet crunchy taste—not forgetting the other contents. i.e., buttermilk, egg, baking soda, and leavening ingredients.

Hush Puppies are balls of deep-fried cornmeal batter, which is crunchy and golden brown on the outside. They melt in your mouth lightly on the inside. The size of the balls may vary depending on how you drop them in the oil. Hush Puppies is part of the southern classics. 

The history of the recipe has been a subject of proper fact-checking, as the exact origins of the name are still up to serious debate. I like this one better. The hush puppies are used to be called red horse bread in South Carolina. The name was birthed by a man named Romeo Govans, who was famously known for his fish fries that included red horse bread (a type of fish that southern would coat in a cornmeal-based batter and fry up). They would then take the excess batter and fry up little balls to enjoy on the side or as a snack.

Hush Puppies recipe is easy to make and only requires a handful of essential ingredients. One of the intriguing beauties of the recipe is that it is freezer-friendly. Leftovers of the recipe are placed in the freezer bag for up to three months. So next time you are craving for the yummy hush puppies, go to your freezer, take, and spread them out on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Warm for around 10 minutes to restore the taste and crunchiness.

The total time for recipe preparation is 25 minutes. 

Ingredients for the preparation include cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, egg, buttermilk, honey, chili sauce, and the oil for frying.

To make this recipe very delightful, I will recommend adding diced green onions. Also, use an excellent scooper to drop the batter’s balls.

To a medium bowl, add the cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, egg, and buttermilk to make the cornmeal batter. Make sure the mix is whisked together.

Preheat the oil under medium heat. Use the scooper to drop the batter into the oil and fry it for few minutes until golden brown. After frying, put them on a cookie paper and seasoned them with salt and pepper.

In another small bowl, combine the chili sauce and honey to create the sweet and spicy sauce.

Take the hush puppies balls and dip into the sweet sauce. The delicious taste of the recipe will always want one to try more.

There you have it, our delicious and spicy Hush Puppies recipe.

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