Creole Hot Water Cornbread

Creole Hot Water Cornbread


"A very simple recipe. These crispy little patties are fried and served warm, drizzled with honey, maple syrup or honey butter."


22 m servings 129 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 31 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the cornmeal, Creole seasoning, onion, and sugar in a medium bowl. Pour in boiling water and shortening; stir until the shortening melts.
  2. Melt lard or bacon fat to a depth of 1/2 inch in a large skillet; bring to a temperature of 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) over medium-high heat. Shape heaping tablespoons of the dough into flattened balls (thickness is a personal preference). Fry in hot oil, turning once, until crisp and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
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  1. 8 Ratings


I think this is a novel variation on cornbread--which is why I tried it, but I was disappointed in the flavor. I like cornbread with spicy foods to temper the spice so there was a little to much...

I toned down the creole seasoning a bit and the results were excellent.

I wanted to give this three stars because it was so much trouble to keep the patties from crumbling apart. They just completely fell apart as I was placing them on the plate. However, I love t...

My grandmother made this cornbread all the time and everyone loved it. We always have it for New Years. My husband would love to have it every day. We fry it in bacon grease. We eat it as re...

Great recipe

Tried this recipe because I was looking for a hush puppy type cornbread to serve with fish. Glad I made a couple test patties. They were like little bricks. Added 2 tsp baking powder and about...

These are Awesome. They're so quick and simple to make. but, if they get cold they sorta get a weird texture, so keep these babies nice and warm!