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  • n. A small deep-fried corn-meal cake.

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  • n. deep-fried cornbread ball (southern)


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  • As my grandfather came out to the deep fryer with a bowl of hushpuppy batter and started spooning it into the same grease where we had already fried the crappie and fries my cousin's wife looked on with big eyes and said, "Good God! They're even frying the bread!"

    Why Southern Flour Makes the Best Biscuits

  • I think this should be, “I think I just threw up in my mouth a little!” or “shut my mouth hushpuppy!”

    INVISIBLE HARMONICA - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • There were also surprising flavor combinations and textures, like the vanilla that infused a fried cube of corn gelatin my friend called it a "hushpuppy on acid" that exploded with juices in your mouth.

    in praise of Manresa

  • His flowing black cape, which appeared to have a perverse relationship with his arms, obscured his clothing, save for his ruffled shirt and his hushpuppy loafers.

    An East Wind Coming

  • Some places do coconut shrimp that's more like a shrimp hidden inside a coconut hushpuppy, but these were delicate and perfectly cooked.

    All Stories

  • We also like to have local products like Aunt Ruby's peanuts, which are crunchy like candy and so good, and corn meal and hushpuppy mix from the Old Mill at Guilford.

    Local News from Wilmington Star News

  • The ribs arrived, with beans and rice on the side and another hushpuppy.

    Arbiter Online

  • Chef Roland's Cajun Cooking is bringing Cajun to Boise one hushpuppy at a time.

    Arbiter Online

  • A dark steamy soup with rice arrived at the table with a large cornbread ball, or hushpuppy on top.

    Arbiter Online

  • The hushpuppy is done very quickly, around a minute.

    Eat Foo


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  • Absolutely, yarb. See also hush puppies.

    January 12, 2008

  • Southern, eh? I'd never have guessed...

    January 12, 2008