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Side Dishes


1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup jalapeños, finely chopped (optional)
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


Preheat oil to 350 degrees. Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar and salt. Mix well. In a separate bowl, combine jalapeños, onions, buttermilk, egg and cheese. Add to dry ingredients, stirring until just moistened. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes. Drop batter by heaping teaspoons into heated oil and fry, turning hushpuppies to cook evenly, until golden brown.


Originally published in the August 2021 issue as part of the feature article on Catfish Farming in Mississippi. Recipe provided by The Catfish Institute.

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