I interrupt today’s previously scheduled dish to bring you the best hush puppies I’ve ever made. Polish Hush Puppies. Say whuh? No really. They’re Polish by virtue of the beef kielbasa, sauerkraut, onion and cheese I that I used to stuff them.
Can we just process that for a moment?
Deep fried cornbread bits filled with tiny little morsels of juicy, garlicky Polish sausage, shredded extra sharp Cheddar, micro-minced sauerkraut and onion are what I mean. If you’re so inclined, those craggy, super crisp hush puppies are just about the most perfect thing ever to dredge through and scoop up significant amounts of gravy, ketchup, Ranch dressing, honey mustard or horseradish sauce. Yeah, that last one? That’s the one you really, REALLY want here if you’re being honest with yourself.
I have some serious southern roots, folks, which accounts for my introduction to hush puppies, but the love of these little deep fried, crunchy, golden morsels is just pure, unadulterated food obsession. Raise your hands if you are head-over-heels for hush puppies!