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  • Writer's pictureTommy Centola

Old-Time Hush Puppies

Fish Fry are popular during Lent. This week, I thought I would share a couple od side dishes that go great with fried fish. Let's start with hush puppies

2/3 cup yellow cornmeal

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup finely chopped green onions

1/3 cup buttermilk

1 large egg, slightly beaten

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

1 tablespoon finely chopped onions

1 tablespoon finely chopped celery

1 tablespoon finely chopped red bell pepper

Canola oil for frying

In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Add green onions, buttermilk, egg, thyme, onion, celery, and bell pepper, stirring just until combined.

In a large skillet, pour oil to a depth of 1 to 1 1/2 inches, and heat over medium-high heat until a deep fry thermometer registers 365℉. Using a 1-tablespoon spring-loaded scoop, gently drop batter into oil, and fry until golden brown, 45 seconds to a minute. Turn hush puppies, and fry until golden brown on all sides, about 1 minute more. Remove from skillet, and let drain on aper towels. Serve immediately.


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