Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hushpuppies


Hushpuppies have to be one of the most perfect foods.

They should be in their own food group.
And, in my world, they are calorie free. 

I like a sweet cornbread mix with a hint of heat and little bits of Vidalia onion inside.
Don’t try to kill me with jalapenos, or give me hushpuppy hocky pucks!

Paula Deene and I must be first cousins; hushpuppies are always better with butter, and ketchup is the dessert.
What goes with hushpuppies?   Any Southern food, particularly barbecue.



Ever wonder where where the name “hushpuppy” comes from?  It does sound strange...

If I had the opportunity to name it, it would have to be something like ‘angel food’, but that one is for something else heavenly.

Let’s see, ‘Corn muffin and cornbread’ are taken. 

‘Corn poops’ doesn’t sound appealing and neither does ‘Corn Fingers’.

‘Corn bites’ sounds like the little ears of corn found on salad buffets.

‘Corn fritters or Corn sticks’ are faux hushpuppies, and from another planet.

So, I guess until a better name is found, ‘hushpuppies’ will have to do.


I suppose you could call me a hushpuppy snob.




Have you hugged your Hushpuppies today?  I think some are calling me.... I'd love to hear about some of your favorite foods at aitken.helen@gmail.com.

Have a great day.

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