How about hush puppies? No, not the kind you wear on your feet. I'm talking about the kind that you put in your mouth.
I love hush puppies. They are good with more than just seafood. So lets get started.
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons bacon drippings, melted
1/3 finely chopped onion
Combine all ingredients together in a large bowel, and mix well.
Melt enough shortening in a skillet or deep fryer to completely cover the hush puppies.
Heat to a temp of 375F.
Drop batter by big spoonfuls (about 1 1/2 inchs in diameter) a few at a time into the hot oil and deep fry until crisp and golden brown, 2 - 3 minutes or so (please be careful not to burn yourself).
Drain on paper towels and serve.
Note: test your first hush puppy, fry until golden brown and cut in half. If not done, cook the others longer.
OK, Now these puppies are just plain good with just about anything. Soups, stews, crawdads, beans. Almost like eating corn bread, only smaller.
I use to take and put them in with my lunch when we went duck hunting. Makes a good little snack also.
So feed your face and family with these. And enjoy.