Creole Hot Water Cornbread

Creole Hot Water Cornbread

7 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    7 m
  • Ready In

    22 m
Recipe by  NYGHTSONG

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

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 12 patties



  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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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 heat in here without enough sweet to balance it out. Great texture though. I used vegetable shortening for frying--keeps it vegetarian-friendly.



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

Stacy Gillis

Stacy Gillis

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 the flavor of this cornbread patty and I will definitely keep the recipe to play with later. I might try some different types of corn meal, maybe add a bit of flour, and egg or something to see if it will hold together better.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 129 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 15.9 g
  • 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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