That hushpuppies got their name by hushing barking dogs, as legend goes, is doubtful. That they are hard to stop eating is not.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Too much cornmeal made the hushpuppies dense and gritty, while too much flour made them cakey. After a handful of tests, we determined quantities that balanced these two extremes. For the liquid component, tasters preferred the slight tang ...