Hushpuppies are to Southerners what French fries are to, well, everyone. They’re crunchy fritters made with cornmeal and flour and—bonus points for this version—diced bacon and Tillamook Medium Cheddar. And when you add bacon and cheese to a Southern staple, that’s like stapling a staple! Right on.
"Hushpuppies are basically like a deep fried, cornmeal based batter. In the south they are often eaten with Seafood and Barbeque. You get a big basket of them at a lot of restaurants, prior to getting your dinner. They can be doused in vinegar or eaten straight up. This is just an embellished version of a classic southern side. You can try this one, or add your own additions to the batter. Choose your own adventure!" – Walt Alexander of Pine State Biscuits