These are pretty good and this is the second time I've made them. The fried "shell" around the hush puppy seems a bit TOO stiff to me, but fried for 7-8 minutes at 350º, they will begin to float. I fry them a little beyond this and they seem nicely done in the middle with a nice golden color on the outside. I also divided the recipe by 8 to cut the recipe to 2 cups of water and 1/2 pound of cornmeal, which also cut the salt to 1.5 teaspoons. I added a little extra over that and it almost wasn't salty enough for my taste, but it tends to be that way with almost all recipes I try. I always end up adding more salt.<br/><br/>I once tried these by adding a little baking powder (using white cornmeal) and it caused the hush puppies to turn yellow, which I suspected would happen.