Cooking Louisiana - Soumas Heritage Creole Cookbook

This is  a great recipe by Panderina D. Soumas Author of Soumas Heritage Creole Cookbook". ~A Taste of Creole History of Creoles of Color~

Hush 'Yo' 'Mouth'! Hush-A-Bye-Hushpuppies

I package of com bread mix 
     Prepared by directions, with less moisture 
1 bunch of chopped green onions 
1 tsp. of  liquid crab boil
1 diced red bell pepper 
A pinch of brown sugar 
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. garlic powder 
A few sprigs fresh chopped parsley (or 2 tsp. of dried)
3/4 cups of oil for deep frying (more if desired...but be careful' shea')

Prepare corn bread to directions, preferably from scratch; make with less moisture. Combine all ingredients into mixture and mix well. While mixing, begin to heat oil in large skillet/black pot for frying, when oil begins to heat (be careful not to burn) taking a standard teaspoon, drop portions of the cornbread mixture into the hot oil to fry. Drop in about 6-7 depending on skillet/ black pot size, careful not to over crowd the pot.

Turn hushpuppies at intervals until a bayou brown color. Serve as an appetizer or with your favorite seafood! 


Panderina Soumas tells us....

The Hushabye lullaby was a slavery tradition throughout many southern plantations. Sung by slave women tending to their "massas" children in the big house. It protests their being forcibly separated from their own children. "Pour little lamb" of the second verse makes a strong sweet lullaby statement against a prevailing myth slaves were content with their slave quarters and better off than they'd been in Africa. Many slave songs and spirituals frequently had a dual and/or coded meaning.

Soumas Heritage Creole Cookbook
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Charlie's Creole Connection Carrots - Another fine recipe by Panderina Soumas

Panderina D. Soumas
The "Creole-Cocoa" Cook
TM , Public Speaker
Soumas Heritage Creole Creations
~A Taste of Creole History of Creoles of Color~!
Soumas Heritage Creole Cookbook, available Dec.2003
Cookin' Up Some Heritage, coming 2005
website pending Dec.2003


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