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Recipe: Seafood Hush Puppies

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. green onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 drops Tabasco
  • 1/2 cup shrimp, poached and chopped
  • 1/2 cup bay scallops, poached and chopped
  • 1/2 cup lump crabmeat, broken up
  • 1 qt. vegetable oil for deep frying
Preparation

In a 3-quart deep saucepan, heat oil to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, add rest of ingredients and combine to form a stiff batter. Chill 30 minutes. Using a teaspoon or 1/2 oz. scoop, drop into hot fat, cooking 4 minutes, turning once until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve.

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