Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is a simple way to make cornbread that goes well with fish, beans or peas. I like it just as a snack.
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons flour, heaping
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups boiling water
- 1 cup oil, for frying
- Heat water to boiling. Mix dry ingredients, add hot water a little at a time and stir until batter is the consistency of mud.
- Take 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture and shape and press until it is a patty. Fry in hot oil (not too hot) until done. Test one before you take them all out of the oil. It should be crispy outside and chewy inside.
my grandmother used to make hot water bread just like this! brings back memories! i never really knew how she made it, i just knew it was delicious! thanks for sharing!