Johnny Cake Johnny Cake were originally called “journey cakes” because they could easily be carried on journeys and still taste as good at the end of the trip as at the beginning. Simple and nutritious, this recipe was also standard fare in the logging camps …
Cheesy Cornbread Sticks Corn bread shaped like “corn” sticks or cactus? You bet! Easily made with cast iron pans/molds made by Lodge.Cheddar cheese mixed into the batter makes theseTh corn sticks even more special. Perfect for a southwestern themed party or a cowboy themed birthday party. Cheesy Cornbread …
Hush Puppy Southern Specialty
What’s In a Name
Hush Puppies are finger-shaped dumplings of cornmeal that are deep-fried and traditionally served with fried catfish. They are also know as corn dodgers, and are very popular in the south. We fell in love with these cornmeal beauties on a trip to New Orleans. The oldest story or history goes something like this; Hush puppies originated in the settlement of Nouvell Orleans, later called New Orleans Louisiana shortly after 1727.
They were created by a group of Ursuline nuns who came from France. The nuns converted cornmeal into a delicious food that they named croquettes de maise. The making of these croquettes spread rapidly throughout the southern states. Personally, I like the story of the cook who gave a plate of croquettes to a howling puppy. One thing is for certain, they are super delicious.
This Southern specialty is a small cornmeal dumpling, flavored with chopped scallions, deep-fried and served hot. Hush puppies are a traditional accompaniment for fried catfish. Their name is said to have come from the fact that, to keep hungry dogs from begging for food while the rest of the dinner was being prepared, cooks used to toss scraps of the fried batter to the pets with the admonition, “Hush, puppy!”