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Hot Water Cornbread

This is a very old-fashioned recipe. The cornbread is shaped into little cakes and fried, rather than baked. They are served with maple syrup or honey.
Prep5 Mins
Cook10 Mins
Ready15 Mins
Servings6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 3/4 cup boiling water

Steps

  1. 1In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, salt, and sugar. Add boiling water and shortening; stir until shortening melts.
  2. 2Pour oil or bacon fat to a depth of 1/2 inch in a large skillet and heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. 3Shape cornmeal mixture into flattened balls using a heaping tablespoon as a measuring guide. Fry each in hot oil, turning once, until crisp and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve at once with maple syrup or honey.
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