This recipe is from an old newspaper clipping giving out recipes from the White Rabbit Restaurant in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The restaurant 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 constant. 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.