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According to the Betty Crocker cookbook that was used by my 1958 Home Ec. Class

Hunters & fishermen while cooking their food over the campfire, (many foods were cooked breaded & fried) would fry up some breading to toss to the dogs to quiet them.

Hence the name... Hush Puppies.


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