Hot Water Cornbread

Description :

This hot water cornbread is a very old-fashioned recipe. The cornbread is shaped into little cakes and fried rather than baked. Serve the cakes warm with maple syrup or honey.

Ingredient :

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • ¾ cup boiling water

  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease

  • 1 cup bacon grease, or as needed

Direction :

  1. Combine cornmeal, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Add boiling water and 1 tablespoon bacon grease; stir until bacon grease melts melts.

  2. Pour bacon grease to a depth of 1/2-inch in a large skillet; heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Shape cornmeal mixture into 12 flattened balls using a heaping tablespoon as a measuring guide.

  4. Fry, turning once, in hot oil until crisp and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.

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