The real story behind the hushpuppies is this. I love 'em. I can't get enough of them! Growing up in east Texas, we didn't have a whole lot of seafood, but we had a mess of river fish. And nothing, I mean NOTHING sets off a plate of fried catfish like hushpuppies! I might have already mentioned I love to fish. From an early age, that was pretty much all I wanted to do. And if you are a good fisherman, you learn to be a good fish cook. So I fished, I fried, and I developed my secret recipe for hushpuppies.
As a young man, I made hushpuppies for my buddies at their fish frys. They LOVED them! My passion for fishing and a good hushpuppy was the key to my future. I knew the taste was great, so I set out to market them.
Mom and I got in the kitchen and made up a few batches. When we determined the taste and quality were up to my standards, I asked Mom to help me write out the recipe. Mom's reply? "Well, Bubba, I don't measure ingredients. I just put in what you wanted for taste."
So back to the drawing board! We started a fresh batch and this time, we wrote down the durn recipe!
I built a small manufacturing plant, started production, loaded a freezer in the back of my truck, and traveled from store to store selling my hushpuppies.
So now you know the story. And maybe you've figured out the name. Plenty of our fans tell us we should rebrand as WORLD'S Best. The thing is, we know we're the best, in Texas and the world. No need to be braggadocious.
You can find us at Walmart in the frozen seafood section under the Great Value brand! Different label, same great taste!!!