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Our Famous Tar Heel Hush Puppies

In Uncategorized on July 21, 2009 at 10:36 pm

sanitary fish market

sanitary fish market back

1 lb. Fine Cornmeal
1 Egg
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Sugar
Pinch Soda
1 Cup Buttermilk

Serving for 6 Persons

Stir, adding water, to a thick consistency. Drop in deep fat, (Preferably Wesson Oil)
Cook in temperature of 375 degrees.

(Editor’s note: This postcard is from East Carolina University’s Joyner Library Digital Collections — not from among Grandma’s things. But since we usually ate all our hushpuppies at the Sanitary/Tony’s, I don’t remember her actually making hushpuppies often, and there are no recipes for hushpuppies in her cooking files. Researchers at E.C.U. approximate the date of the photo as being between 1905 and 1925. Do any of you know how long our family’s been eating at the Sanitary? Or how that got to be “our place?”)

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