Justin Wilson's Hush Puppies

Course : Cajun
Serves: 48
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2 cups cornmeal
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 cup plain flour
2 large eggs -- beaten
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup green onion -- finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon soda
2 tablespoons bacon drippings -- hot
1/2 cup parsley -- finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder -- (to taste)
1 Cup deep fat for frying

Preparation / Directions:

Combine all dry ingredients. Add eggs, buttermilk, onions, and oil or bacon drippings. Mix well. Drop in deep hot fat by spoonfuls and brown on all sides. Now, I said above that this makes 48, I've never counted, so I don't know for sure. But it sure does make a bunch. Justin Wilson says, "Hush puppy is an old Southern term that originated after the Civil War. People didn't have enough for themselves to eat let alone feed their dogs, so when the old hounds started barking from hunger, they would throw pieces of fried corn bread to them, yelling, 'Shut up, dog! Hush pup

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