Another favorite of mine, especially served piping hot right out of the fryer.
"Slightly, slightly sweet. And lighter than you'd expect. A leaden hush puppy is an item of unmatched sadness. Round is fine, but oblong is preferable -- the surface to interior ratio is better.
"Also, you can point at your tablemate with an oblong hush puppy -- all the better to punctuate your feelings about the slaw, my dear."
And, then there is that special concoction of a sa'mich they serve at King's Barbecue in Kinston, N.C. called a Pig in a Puppy that combines the best of both worlds. It is a generous pile of their famous 'cue served inside two halves of a giant hush puppy.
You Want to Talk About Something Good!! Try This. --RoadDog