If you are uninitiated with hush puppies–fried rounds of cornmeal batter that are most often served alongside seafood–you are in for a real Southern treat. I grew up on these nuggets, and living on the west coast, where they are virtually unheard of, I truly miss seeing them on menus. Granted, there are numerous heavy, stodgy, overfried and underseasoned versions out there. But when you get a good one…Oh! They are soooooooo good. This version takes that sometimes homely hush puppy to a new level.