👉 Hot Water Cornbread

Hot Water Cornbread Recipe:


  • 2 cups plain yellow cornmeal
  • Salt and garlic powder to taste
  • 2 cups boiling hot water
  • Cooking oil (for frying)


  1. Prepare the Cornmeal Mixture:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of plain yellow cornmeal with salt and garlic powder to taste.
    • Mix the dry ingredients well to ensure an even distribution of salt and garlic powder.
  2. Add Boiling Hot Water:
    • Pour 2 cups of boiling hot water into the cornmeal mixture.
    • Stir the ingredients thoroughly to combine, creating a moist and mushy texture. Ensure that all the cornmeal is evenly moistened.
  3. Prepare for Frying:
    • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches the desired frying temperature.
  4. Shape and Fry:
    • Run your hands under cold water to prevent the cornmeal mixture from sticking to your hands.
    • Spoon the moist cornmeal mixture into your wet hands and shape it into an oval or round patty, about the size of your palm.
    • Gently place the formed cornbread into the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the skillet.
    • Fry each side until golden brown, ensuring a crispy exterior. This should take about 3-4 minutes per side.
  5. Drain and Serve:
    • Once the hot water cornbread is golden brown and crispy on both sides, use a slotted spoon to remove it from the oil.
    • Place the cornbread on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  6. Enjoy with Your Favorite Dishes:
    • Hot water cornbread pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes such as chili, spaghetti, gumbo, collard greens, mustard greens, and more.
    • Serve the hot water cornbread alongside your favorite meals and enjoy the crispy outside and soft deliciousness on the inside.

This recipe is a delicious Southern-inspired treat that reflects the heritage of Louisiana cuisine. Feel free to adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences and enjoy the versatile and comforting hot water cornbread with your favorite dishes!


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