Hot Water Cornbread
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, salt, and sugar. Add boiling water and shortening; stir until shortening melts.
- Pour oil or bacon fat 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. Fry each in hot oil, turning once, until crisp and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
- Serve at once with maple syrup or honey.