Easy Hot Water Cornbread


Easy Hot Water Cornbread

Light and fluffy on the inside with a crispy, crunchy exterior, this easy Hot Water Cornbread recipe is a classic southern treat

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups cornmeal (white or yellow, fine or medium grind)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ⅔ cups boiling water (more if needed)
  • Peanut or vegetable oil, for frying (to a depth of 1/2-inch)

Instructions :

  1. Place a 10 or 12-inch skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium high heat. Add oil to an approximate depth of 1/2-inch. Let the oil heat while mixing the cornbread.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, add the cornmeal and salt. Stir together.
  3. Gradually stir in the boiling water.
  4. Mix well forming a dough with a thick, wet consistency. Add more water if needed to attain the correct consistency.
  5. When the oil is sufficiently heated (about 375 degrees F), form small patties of dough.
  6. Carefully lower the patties into the hot oil.
  7. Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes or until a medium golden brown color.
  8. Turn and cook on the second side until well browned.
  9. Remove from the oil and drain on a rack or a plate lined with paper towels.
  10. Makes about 10 pieces of cornbread. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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