Note: Hush puppies seem to be the required item if you are going to eat fish. There are lots of fancier versions of this recipe, but I like this because it is quick, easy and tasty.
1 quart peanut oil
2 cups self rising corn meal
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1 small onion, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
Heat oil in deep fryer until 365 degrees. Combine cornmeal, flour and baking soda in bowl. Whisk egg, buttermilk and onion in a small bowl. Add to dry ingredients and mix until lightly moistened. Drop batter by rounded tablespoons into hot oil. Fry 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown, turning once. Remove hush puppies with metal slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain. Allow oil to return to original temperature before adding more dough.