Fried Cornbread

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by elt8588

This recipe has been in my family for several generations. In Louisiana, we serve this with boiled cabbage, turnip greens, black-eyed peas, and butterbeans. It is delicious, but takes practice to make it just right.

Top Review by MsYummy

Quick and easy recipe! I also added baking powder, milk. They came out great.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix cornmeal and salt together in large mixing bowl.
  2. Pour approximately 2 cups boiling water over dry ingredients.
  3. Mix well.
  4. After the mixture cools slightly, shape mixture into balls about the size of golfballs, one at a time. You must wet your hands with water before you make each ball.
  5. Flatten the ball with your fingers.
  6. Fry in skillet (preferably cast iron) with about 1/2 inch of hot oil.
  7. Fry until golden brown on both sides.
  8. Delicious!

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