Well it is now officially spring and with that comes warmer weather, trees and flowers blooming and the desire to be outside doing just about anything. One thing I have been thinking about lately is having a good ole fish fry. You know when you catch a big mess of fish and then set the deep fryer up in the back yard and begin that yummy southern way of cooking. One thing that my family especially likes about a fish fry are the hush puppies.
My sweet Paw Paw Ray loved them so much. I remember asking him one time how hush puppies got their name and he told me that when people would have a fish fry long ago, the dogs would become bothersome so to “hush” them up they would mix up the batter, fry them in little fritters and give them to the dogs and thus hush puppies were started. Boy were they sure smart! I will gladly give my little Macy a hush puppy but you can guarantee that I am going to have my fair share too.
Fried up yummy goodness is what they are!! My Nanny Ray would always add a little beer in hers too and she swore that was her secret ingredient and because we didn’t use but just a little, she and I would share what was left in the can. (I guess it’s safe to say I have always had a love for beer)
If you plan on having a fish fry anytime this summer, I hope you will try my hush puppies recipe and let me know how you liked them!