Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies

l cup cornmeal
l/2 cup all purpose flour
l/2 cup corn flour
l/4 teaspoon white pepper
l/8 teaspoon dried oregano
l/2 teaspoon black pepper
l/2 teaspoon dried thyme
l tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cayenne
l/2 teaspoon salt
l/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
2 eggs, beaten
l cup milk
2 tablespoons bacon drippings or unsalted butter
Vegetable oil for frying

Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, breaking up any lumps. Stir in the green onions and garlic. Add the eggs and blend well. In a small sauce pan, bring the milk and bacon drippings (or butter) to a boil; remove from heat and add flour mixture, half at a time. In a large skillet, heat deep amount of oil. Drop the batter by tablespoons into the hot oil. Do not crowd. Cook until dark golden brown. Drain on paper towels.