Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Simple. A good snack or breakfast dish. Serve with a dash of salt or cane or maple syrup. I had these as a child during my summers in Alabama.


  1. Mix meal and salt into a bowl.
  2. Add boiling water.
  3. Stir with spoon and mix well.
  4. Will form a stiff batter or dough.
  5. Drop rounded large spoonfuls (tbsp) into hot greased pan.
  6. Flatten into flat 1/4 inch thick circles.
  7. Cook until golden brown on each side, turning once, about 2 minutes per side.
  8. Strain on paper towel.
  9. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

This is an OLD recipe...I have the same one in a cookbook from 1947.

mollypaul December 21, 2007

Well, I've never had anything like this before, but it sounded like a cross between cornbread and pancakes, and since I love both, I thought it sounded great. I did use yellow cornmeal, so that might have made a difference. I found the batter got very thick and crumbly as it waited it's turn to get to the frying pan, and I also needed a lot more butter than 2 tsps. I'm guessing that this was one of those recipes that was wonderful back in the day when we weren't afraid to immerse foods in bacon fat.

Karen67 May 19, 2007