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Old 03-01-2007, 05:21 PM   #11
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sorry for the confusion. We Americanskies are ornery that way.

Someone will probably come along and give you more nuanced interpretations than me, but anyway........

I suppose you could call hushpuppies a fritter, but they are more "shaped", if that makes sense. "Fritters", on the other hand, can be a little more free-form, with little crusty greasy edges that you just love to bite off before you dig in to the main event.

I know there's supposed to be a difference betw. yams and sweet potatoes, but to me they taste the same and I prepare them the same way. I wouldn't lose any sleep over trying to differentiate.

Does this help?
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:28 PM   #12
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Thanks mudbug that helps a lot!
(I will just think of hushpuppies and fritters and practically the same thing)
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:30 PM   #13
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Just fill up that pan with some oil and go for it! It'll do you no harm.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:06 PM   #14
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My fritters have more corn than my hush puppies...but that's just me. I use a small can of creamed corn in my hush puppies (and a little onion & bell pepper, very finely chopped). If I make fritters, I use way more corn, no onion or pepper.
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Old 03-12-2007, 04:54 PM   #15
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I would tend to agree with you, aharley1. Hush puppies are usually pretty much "plain", but fritters are not. You don't often hear of apple hush puppies, for instance, but plenty of apple fritters out there.
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:12 PM   #16
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...My friend and I were talking about the yam vs sweet potato the other day - I can't keep this stuff straight.
There are two basic kinds of sweet potato, white and orange. Folks call the orange sweet potato a yam but it is actually a sweet potato.

Real yams are a much bigger item - up to a couple of feet long and are seldom found in the USA.

The story goes that farmers in Mississippi developed the orange sweet potato and chose to call them yams as a means of differentiating them from the white sweet potato. Looks like it worked!
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Poutine,its just a sOuthern thing... I am sure most other folks have different terms/names for allot of stuff... :)
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