William Dickey / styling Rose Nguyen / food styling Rebecca Kracke Gordon
A fish fry and barbecue staple, hushpuppies are made from a six-ingredient batter, which is dropped by spoonfuls into hot oil to cook. You can make them yourself--we walk you through the steps with our tips and photos. So, how did they get their name? They were perhaps the original treat (aka bribe) for Fido. Legends tell how Southern fishermen and Civil War soldiers first made the golden nuggets from scraps just to toss to barking and begging dogs with the command to "Hush, puppy."