Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

Corn Bread

  • 2 cups sifted white corn meal
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons melted shortening
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

Beat the eggs, and add the buttermilk. Then add the other ingredients, making sure they are thoroughly mixed.
Bake 25 minutes in a hot oven.

Hush Puppies

  • 2 cups white corn meal
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup finely diced onions

Mix the dry ingredients, then add the milk and beaten eggs. The onions may be added raw, but, although it is not traditional, sauteing in butter helps bring out their flavor. Be sure the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, then drop by the spoonful into very hot fat. Remove the hush puppies when they are brown, and drain before serving.

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