A must with southern barbecue. The story goes that cooks used to make a couple of these up quick in the kitchen to toss to the dogs who were whining for scraps.
|¾ cup||corn meal|
|½ tsp||baking powder|
|¼ tsp||baking soda|
|½ cup|| buttermilk|| 1
|| 2 tsp
|| bacon drippings
|| ½ cup
|| onion, very finely chopped
|| minced jalapeños or jalapeño spice (optional)
1. Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl, and mix well, but not too much.
2. Melt enough shortening at 375° in a skillet or deep fryer to completely cover the hush puppies. Drop small balls of batter (approximately 1½-2 inches in diameter), a few at a time, into the hot oil and deep fry until crisp and golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Drain on paper towels, and serve at once. Makes about a dozen.