Mama-N-Em's Hot Water Cornbread

Schelley Brown Francis


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).

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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


  • 1Mix together white cornmeal with salt and oil.
  • 2Boil 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.
  • 3Heat 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!
  • 4Make 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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About Mama-N-Em's Hot Water Cornbread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #cornbread