Hush puppies are a very interesting name for the fried bread that is routinely served at fish fries along side of fried fish. Southerners just can't seem to get enough of these little breaded delights.
I don't know the true origin of how the name came about. The consensus among cooks is that the name refers to keeping dogs quiet. Whatever the case, the hush puppy is the side dish of choice at many fish fry's. If you get caught not serving these your guest will probably be upset.
You just can't sit down at a southern table and eat fried catfish without having this breaded food favorite. Truth be told, the Hushpuppy and fried catfish go together like soap and water. You can have one without the other, but it's strongly discouraged ...just a little humor.
The fried bread recipe that follows is simple to prepare and easy to cook.
This southern bread recipe calls for some very simple ingredients that I'm sure you have around your kitchen including:
You'll also need the following cookware and kitchen utensils in addition to the previously listed recipe ingredients:
Cookware and Utensils:
As always the key to great cooking is to be prepared and to use quality ingredients.
Preparation of Batter
Cooking the Batter
This recipe provided courtesy of http://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/