Mix first eight ingredients. When well mixed, add 1 beaten egg, then slowly add
milk or buttermilk until the mixture is a thick mush.
Deep fry in hot fat heated to 360 degrees F. Drop a heaping tablespoon full of
the batter at a time into the fat and fry until golden brown. Cook only a few at
a time and let oil get hot again between batches.
Serve very hot with lots of butter.
You can also add finely chopped bell pepper to this.
* Scallions are good to use because the green color looks nice.