Hot water cornbread is one of the first recipes you learned to cook as a child in our family. You would press your thumb print into the middle of each pattie before they were cooked. This was your special gift to your family.
1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal (not cornmeal mix)
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 c chopped onion (or more!)
Add enough boiling water to make mixture wet and thick.
I just boil 3-4 cups of water in my Pyrex measuring cup. I never use the whole amount of water. Water MUST be boiling.
Continuously put cold water on your hands will keep the mixture from sticking while forming each pattie. Don’t forget to press your thumb into the middle of each pattie.
Drop into hot oil-approximately 1″ deep. Cook until lightly browned. Do not deep fry. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt immediately. While the cornbread is hot, spread a small amount of butter over the indention you made with your thumb…yum! This cornbread is delicious with beans, greens, fried fish, and of course homemade vegetable soup.