Wampus Bread

Fried like fritters, this bread stands out with the savory addition of potato and onion.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 3 cups canola oil
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium russet potato, peeled and grated


  • In a large, high-sided, heavy skillet, heat oil to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together cornmeal, all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Make a well in the center. Add milk, onion, and potato to the dry ingredients; mix until just combined.
  • Drop batter by heaping spoonfuls (about ¼ cup) into hot oil, and cook until golden brown, about 1–2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.