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Cooking 101: Golden Hushpuppies

- William Dickey / styling Rose Nguyen / food styling Rebecca Kracke Gordon
William Dickey / styling Rose Nguyen / food styling Rebecca Kracke Gordon

These addictive bites of fried cornbread are so easy to make. Here's how.

A fish fry and barbecue staple, hushpuppies are mad e from a six-ingredient batter, which is dropped by spoonfuls into hot oil to cook. You can make them yourself--we walk you through the steps with our tips and photos. So, how did they get their name? They were perhaps the original treat (aka bribe) for Fido. Legends tell how Southern fishermen and Civil War soldiers first made the golden nuggets from scraps just to toss to barking and begging dogs with the command to "Hush, puppy."

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This article is from the April 2005 issue of Southern Living.

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