Hot Water Cornbread

What is Hot Water Cornbread?

This easy recipe uses boiling water in place of milk in the batter. The dough is then shaped into small patties, which are fried in oil, a lot like hush puppies!

What You'll Need

You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy recipe. Let's round them up and get started!

Combine Ingredients

First, crumble together the cornmeal and dry ingredients with the butter, then stir in the egg. Once smooth, add the boiling water and stir to combine.

Portion the Dough

Scoop 3 tablespoons of cornmeal mixture and form into a patty about ½-inch thick. Repeat with remaining dough.

Fry the Corn Bread

Heat 1 inch of vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet and fry patties for a few minutes per side until browned all over.


Spread the cooked cornbread fritters out onto paper towels to drain, and serve warm with a generous smear of butter!

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