Hot Water Cornbread

Hot Water Cornbread

This is another favorite from my childhood.  It’s a Southern classic.  My Dad used to add in shredded sharp cheddar cheese, minced onion, and minced jalapenos to his hot water cornbread mixture before frying.  Experiment with the add-ins, the possibilities are endless.  I like my hot water cornbread plain (no add-ins).  I’ve been known to dip mine in ketchup.  They go great with a nice pot of pinto beans.

Hot Water Cornbread

2 cups cornmeal
1 tsp. salt
2 cups boiling water
hot oil for frying

Combine cornmeal and salt.  Add the boiling water and mix until combined.  When dough is cool enough to handle, take a small amounts and pat into a rounded patties.  Place patties in the hot oil and fry on both sides until golden and crispy.  Drain on paper towels.


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