hush puppy


Definition of hush puppy 

chiefly Southern US and south Midland US

: cornmeal dough shaped into small balls and fried in deep fat usually used in plural

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Tucked inside Downtown Indianapolis Marriott, but far from the stereotypical hotel restaurant thanks to creative-but-approachable dishes such as crisp, corn-sweet hush puppies loaded with blue crab. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Every restaurant you'll try at IndyStar Wine & Food Experience," 25 June 2018 The brewery serves beer and food to their patrons, including flavorful burgers like the volcano burger and jalapeno hush puppies burger., "Avon Brewing Company gives family vibe, gourmet burgers," 26 Apr. 2018 Desire Oyster Bar: Oyster boudin and oyster Rockefeller hush puppies. Ann Maloney,, "New Orleans Oyster Festival dishes dozens of bivalve bites," 29 May 2018 Fried tempura balls filled with shrimp and vegetables were an elegant cross between hush puppies and egg rolls. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: At Ilsong Garden in Castle Hills, it’s best days are over," 3 May 2018 Williamsburg, 5-7 p.m., American Legion Post 288, 208 E. Main St. Cod, french fries, coleslaw, hush puppies, beverages and dessert. Luann Gibbs,, "Good Friday is your last chance to catch a Lenten fish fry," 30 Mar. 2018 The favored fish on Fridays is catfish, served with hush puppies. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Built by the CCC, lodges in Illinois parks continue to serve as cozy getaways," 10 May 2018 The Wednesday-Friday deal is stellar: an all-you-can-eat cod dinner served with fries, hush puppies or mac & cheese, along with slaw your choice of soup or Greek salad ($13)., "Fish fry in a bar 2018: 34 of the best places in Cleveland (photos)," 21 Feb. 2018 Boston Scrod, shrimp, pizza, hush puppies and sides. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "It's fish fry season! Don't miss these 35+ fish fries in Louisville for Lent 2018," 16 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of hush puppy

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hush puppy

from its occasional use as food for dogs

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