Hush puppies are believed to have originated in the southern United States, where they are a traditional dish. They are typically made with cornmeal, flour, egg, buttermilk, baking soda, and onion, though various spices and other ingredients—including garlic and peppers—can be added.Why is a hush puppy called A hushpuppy?
Why it is actually called a hushpuppy is debated, but most agree it's either: 1. Hunters and fishermen would make the fried cornmeal and feed it to their dogs with the command to "hush, puppies" so that they wouldn't disturb their prey. 2.Why is a hush puppy called a hush puppy?
On a business trip, he learned that farmers typically threw a southern food known as hush puppies to barking dogs to quiet them. Hence, the sales manager came up with the name Hush Puppies to describe the comfortable shoes that soothed aching feet, or "barking dogs," as they were often called at the time.Does anyone know about the origin of the Hush Puppy?
Here's a name origin story that we know is true. In 1958, Wolverine Shoe salesman Jim Muir was at a customer's fish fry in Tennessee. When he asked why those fried corn dough balls are called "Hush Puppies", his customer replied, "the fried dough was used by farmers to keep their barking dogs quiet."