The South is known for its "home cooking," and Arkansas is no exception with a rich heritage of family Arkansas recipes that have been handed down from one generation to the next. We hope that Grandma forgives us for using this space to share some of her southern style cooking recipes and culinary secrets. Here you will find a few southern style Arkansas recipes that have charmed our visitors through the ages and are the foundation for our famous "southern hospitality." Additional recipes, some from favorite Arkansas destinations, can be found on the Southern Cuisine page.
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Recipe of the Month
Dondie's White River Princess Hushpuppies
2 cups self-rising cornmeal
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 large eggs, slightly beaten
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
Combine first four ingredients in large bowl, combine eggs and milk - add to dry ingredients, stir until moistened then add onions and peppers and mix.
Drop by tablespoon into hot oil; cook for three minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe Description & History
There's nothing like eating a Southern favorite such as fried catfish and hushpuppies on the banks of a river. You can do just that at Dondie's White River Princess Hushpuppies in Des Arc. Ambience and good food are available in abundance in this replica of an old-fashioned sternwheeler riverboat. The restaurant is located on the banks of the White River in downtown Des Arc: 101 East Curran Street; phone: (870) 256-3311.
(Recipe Courtesy Dondie's White River Princess, Des Arc)