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Below are three photos to give you an idea of how much product you will receive in each size package. We filled up each size bag with marbles and placed them next to a quarter to provide a clear representation. There are two different photos, one for standard spices/seasonings and one for herbs. Since many herbs are so leafy the same weight will fill up a much larger bag. This is why some of the herb prices seem a lot higher than the spice prices, but you are actually receiving more product.

The third image is of our 1 cup Bottle with Sifter next to a popular national brand found in most grocery stores. You can see that our bottle holds close to 2.5 times more product than the national brand bottle. Plus, ours often costs less! Please be aware some other online retailers only offer 1/2 cup(4 fluid ounces) bottles. We choose to offer double the size 1 cup (8 fluid ounces) bottles to give you the biggest bang for your buck!

We hope you can see from these images that regardless of which size you order, you are getting a lot of product and a very good value compared to the supermarket.

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Homemade Hush Puppies

Homemade hush puppies (or hushpuppies) are an absolute must if you’re having a fish fry at home! These delicious treats are fun and easy with self-rising cornmeal and our Dried Green Peppers. Southern tradition says these yummy treats are named after hunters, fisherman, and cowboys who fried little bits of dough during their fish fries, and gave them to their dogs to “hush the puppies”. Enjoy these hush puppies with the Beer Battered Fish in our previous post for the perfect fish fry!

  • Yield:8

  • Level of Difficulty:Easy

  • Cook Time:30 Minutes

  • Prep Time:30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup

    self-rising flour

  • 1 cup

    self-rising cornmeal (found right beside the cornmeal in the baking aisle)

  • 2 heaping tablespoons

    Dried Green Peppers

  • 1/2 cup

    chopped onion

  • One 8-ounce can

    creamed corn

  • 1/3 cup

    buttermilk

  • oil for frying*

Directions

Please note some of this information goes right along with the Beer Battered Fish recipe, these are made to go together!

Pour your oil in to a large Dutch oven, or your favorite fryer. Attach a temperature gauge to the side. Turn on the heat and bring it up to 350-degrees. Keep in mind this can take up to 45 minutes!

Combine the flour and cornmeal together in a large bowl. Toss in the green peppers and stir to coat. Pour in the creamed corn and stir, the batter will be thick. Add the buttermilk and stir until combined.

Use a spoon or medium scoop to scoop up the dough. Drop in to the hot oil. Use a fork or spoon to flip the dough over. Fry until it is a dark golden brown on all sides.

Keep an eye on the temperature of the oil, chances are after dropping a few hush puppies in (or fish too!), the temp will drop. This is a good reason not to overcrowd your fryer.

Once you have fried the hush puppy, remove it to a cooling rack placed over a cookie sheet to let the excess oil drip off. Slice it in half to make sure the batter is completely cooked. Continue on with the remaining dough, careful not to over-crowd the pot.

After the hush puppy has dripped the excess oil off, remove it to a 200-degree oven in a large baking sheet. This will keep the puppy warm until you are done frying.

Serve immediately!

* Keep your oil smoke point in mind. I used refined corn oil for frying, it is cheaper than some oils and still has a high smoke point. Other oil choices would be canola, safflower, vegetable, peanut or an extra light olive oil.



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