Hot water cornbread is a wonderful Southern recipe you will make over and over again for your family. This quick and easy recipe is delicious.
My niece used to make herself sick on this hot water cornbread every time she had it at my house. She loved it and you will, too! This southern classic is always a hit! It is a great addition to any meal. This cornbread is great served hot. However, I love it cold, too! Trust us, it’s so good you won’t have any left no matter how much you make of this crunchy treat.
Ingredients for hot water cornbread:
2 cups self-rising cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
hot water, boiling
Oil for frying
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Recipe Notes: This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. This cornbread is good for several days and reheats well in the microwave. You can also freeze and reheat later.
Some people confuse these with Hushpuppies, but they are very different at my house. Click to view my recipe for hushpuppies.
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Southern Hot Water Cornbread
- 2 cups self-rising cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon salt
- hot water boiling
- Oil for frying
- Mix cornmeal and salt in bowl. Add boiling hot water until batter just sticks together. Scoop and mold into balls. (I do this with my hands and make balls about the size of a walnut. Drop in hot grease and fry until golden brown.
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