Tattle Tales by Granny #6

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Granny on Hunger
“Ain’t nothin’ worse than seeing yer young’un crying cause he’s hungry.” My uncle said that sometimes there was little to eat. Granny would roast some corn meal for the children..dry, with little taste, but it would ward off the hunger for a little while.

Granny on Tall Tales
Granny loved to tell tall tales. She would start a story that was plausible and then begin to add absurdities to it until you finally figured out that she was pulling your leg (making a joke). She’d laugh until tears come and say, “Gotcha’ didn’t I? Lawd, you should of seen yer face!”

Granny on Fishing at Sunrise
“Now, listen, young’uns, we gotta catch us a mess of fish. Ya’ll step lively now and soon we’ll be fillin’ our bellies with fried catfish and hush puppies!


Hush puppies are a Southern delight. They are called, “hush puppies” because folks would throw these tasty balls of fired cornbread to the dogs (and kids!) to keep them quiet while the fish were frying.


1/2 cup flour,
1 1/2 cups white cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small onion, chopped fine
1 egg, beaten

Combine all ingredients. Drop into hot oil, 1 teaspoon at a time, until golden brown. Serve while hot with fish.

Serving Size: 4

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