Saturday, November 8, 2008

WHITE RABBIT'S HUSH PUPPIES

This recipe is from an old newspaper clipping giving out recipes from the White Rabbit Restuarant in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The restuarant was (maybe still is--I have no idea if it even still exists.) owned by Jack Daniel Distillery. But evidently their Hush Puppies were famous.

1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups white corn meal
1 small can evaporated milk diluted with equal measure of water
1 egg, beaten
1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 medium green pepper, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
Oil for frying

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the corn meal. Gradually add the milk/water mixture, then add the egg, onion, and pepper. Heat oil to 350 degrees. Form each hush puppy by dipping a tablespoon first into cold water and then into the batter and drop batter into the fat. Cook only a few at a time so the fat temperature remains fairly contstant. The hush puppies will float to the surface as they cook. Cook until golden brown on each side. Drain on paper towels; serve hot. Mades 25 to 30.

2 comments:

Vickie said...

These are a must try! I have tried to make hush puppies but they just seem either to fall apart of just blah. My southern hubby says it's because I was raised in the north. lol Take Care :)

Vintage Recipes said...

I think you can make these. I was also raised "up North", but find these doable. Let me know how yours turn out.