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mama-n-em's hot water cornbread

Recipe by
Schelley Brown Francis
Minden, LA

This is a handed down recipe and a Southern must have especially with turnip greens and pork chops! This is a picture of my great- grandmother; Laura Autrey Huffman (bottom right).

Ingredients For mama-n-em's hot water cornbread

  • 2-3 c
    white corn meal (martha white is what i use)
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegtable oil
  • 3-4 c
    boiling water
  • cooking oil for frying

How To Make mama-n-em's hot water cornbread

  • 1
    Mix together white cornmeal with salt and oil.
  • 2
    Boil water to a rolling boil. Stir the boiling water and the dry ingredients together slowly. Use just enough water for ingredients to stick together without being stiff.
  • 3
    Heat cooking oil in deep fryer to 350-400 dregrees. Have a container of cold water nearby to wet hands while handling the mixture because it is HOT!
  • 4
    Make patties the size of your palm and drop in heated oil. Cool hands as needed. Turn once when they are golden brown. Drain on paper towel.

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