Creole Hot Water Cornbread Recipe -
Creole Hot Water Cornbread Recipe
  • READY IN 22 mins

Creole Hot Water Cornbread

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"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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Original recipe makes 12 patties Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    7 mins

    22 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 28, 2009

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

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 09, 2007

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.


8 Ratings

Aug 06, 2011

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.

Nov 28, 2011

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 regular bread and don't add sugar to it. The more water you add and the thinner you make it the crispier it is.

Aug 22, 2011

Great recipe

Apr 18, 2011

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 1/2 tsp salt. Remaining patties were lighter and fluffier.

Apr 26, 2013

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!


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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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