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hot water cornbread

Hot Water Cornbread

Hot water cornbread is the perfect side dish for greens and pinto beans

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 10 patties
Calories 118 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 2 cups cornmeal mix
  • 2- 2 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon salt optional
  • oil for frying


  1. In a mixing bowl add cornmeal mix and salt. Mix well.
  2. In a pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  3. When water begins to boil pour it into the cornmeal mix and stir well until the cornmeal mix is moist.(Add more boiling water to cornmeal if needed)
  4. Fill a cast iron skillet half way with oil and heat over medium high.
  5. When oil is hot, drop a spoonful of the cornmeal mixture into the oil, flatten it a little with the back of a spatula.
  6. Fry each side until golden brown.
  7. Transfer to a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain.
Nutrition Facts
Hot Water Cornbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118
% Daily Value*
Sodium 686mg30%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.