Hot water Cornbread is the perfect side dish for pinto beans, white bean soup, collard greens and many other dishes. Though I have no problem eating it all on its own! I love that with hot water cornbread you don’t have to fuss with all the other ingredients like milk, baking powder, eggs, etc. All you need is cornmeal mix, boiling water and oil. It is so simple and simple is just what I need when I always have two toddlers waiting impatiently at the kitchen gate.
All you have to do is mix the cornmeal and salt together while waiting for the water to come to a boil. Once boiling add it to the cornmeal mix and mix until there are no dry clumps. Heat up enough oil to fry the cornbread. Once oil sizzles use a large mixing spoon to drop a spoonful of the cornmeal mix into the oil. Use the back of a spatula to flatten out the cornmeal mix.
Once the cornbread is browned on the bottom flip it over. I also like using a spatula to flick oil onto the top side so it can continue to brown.
After frying drain each cornbread patty on a paper towel lined baking sheet. I use the cornmeal mix by WhiteLily and I really like it. Even though I’m sure it’s not very healthy I love fried cornbread so much more than baked. I love how it gets that crunchy texture on the outside, it’s the best part! Let me know how it turns out if you make it!