Recipe courtesy of Sanitary Fish Market


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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 6 servings (1 dozen huspuppies)
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1 pound fine cornmeal

1 cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

Pinch baking soda

1 egg

Vegetable oil, for frying


Special equipment:
Deep-frying thermometer
  1. Mix together the cornmeal, buttermilk, salt, sugar, soda and egg to make a thick consistency. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat some oil in a large pot until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil registers 375 degrees F. Drop spoonfuls of batter in the hot oil and cook until light golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes.