Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Jimmy Carter's Hush Puppies (1987)

  • 2 quarts vegetable oil
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tbspn baking powder
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1/4 tspn white pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
1. In a deep fryer or large cast-iron skillet, heat oil to 375 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cornmeal with baking powder, salt, and white pepper.
3. In a smaller bowl, mix eggs with cold milk, diced onion, and pressed garlic. Add to large mixing bowl, and stir until batter is well blended.
4. Carefully drop heaping tablespoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil. 
5. Fry for 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn to brown evenly, using a slotted spoon. 
6. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot. Makes 24 hush puppies.

More "Lost" White House Recipes
White House Golden Spice Cake (1887)
White House Cream of Asparagus Soup (1887)

(Origin - :"The White House Family Cookbook" by Henry Haller, White House Executive Chef from 1966 to 1987. Published by Random House in 1987.) 

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