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Hot Water Cornbread

Sue Lau
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Bread, Quick Bread
Cuisine American, Native American, Soul Food, Southern
Servings 12


  • 1-1/2 cups self-rising corn meal
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp bacon drippings or melted butter
  • cooking oil for skillet


  • Stir together ingredients until thick and pasty
  • Form into patties (shape as you might a hamburger) and shallow fry in 1-2 inches of oil or bacon grease until golden and crispy.
  • Drain and serve with butter and something like cane syrup, molasses or maple syrup drizzled over.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword cornbread