Adapted from a Mount Vernon recipe
Wife Jan’s college friends are visiting and I have been cooking up a storm. Her friends come with a long list of food restrictions—no wheat, rye, barley, tomatoes, citrus, or lactose—so it is quite the challenge. I am making breakfast and I though corn pancakes would fit the bill. I decided to make a pear fruit salad to go with them.
I am barbecuing Argentinean beef and I wanted some kind of starchy side dish. Although it is from the other end of the South American continent, I suggested Venezuelan arapas—basically a thick corn pancake—but for some reason Jan said “No.” She was more amenable to empanadas—stuffed pocket bread.
Karl’s Cal-South American Empanadas
Hushpuppies are a Southern fried cornbread. Many recipes call for self-rising flour (both corn and wheat). These are not always available, but they are easy to make.