My Mom taught me how to make Hot Water Cornbread when I was ten years old. I love being in the kitchen with her. This is awesome with collard greens, cabbage, beans, and so forth. Only drawback making 100+ for big family dinners LOL I hope you enjoy them!!!
Mix flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, & salt in medium size bowl. Then add beaten egg.
Gradually pour the hot water in the mixture ( you can add more or less hot water to your liking you judge the consistency)
Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch in a large skillet and heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Shape cornmeal mixture into flattened balls using a heaping tablespoon as a measuring guide or spoon it right in. Fry each in hot oil, turning once, until crisp and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.