BAM! Awkward lit photo that I tried to touch up
So y'all know what time it is?
I post some poorly lit picture of a dish I made...
Y'all take my word that it taste good...
But before I actually post the recipe I tell an awkward story that y'all pretend to like and in said story...
I overuse the words y'all, Momma, Daddy, Paw paw and Granny while randomly capitalizing things.. That shouldn't be capitalized and simultaneously butchering proper grammar...
And all y'all really want is the recipe so you can be on your way...
Fine, I'll skip to the story! :)(:
The first things I learned to cook was a box of Jiffy Cornbread with my paw paw when I was like 10. The first dish I ever cooked by myself was Sketti (all the sweet tea if you got the Honey Boo Boo reference. Goodness where's Sherry when you need her) Daddy taught me when I was like 12. So Hot Water Cornbread is pretty popular in Mississippi and my Granny used to have a plate of them on the counter when my Momma and her sisters came home from school. First time I tried to make these it was a hot mess. I called my Granny and she eyeballs so you can image how they turned out. But I was finally able to have her show me first hand and I'm excited to make them ALL the time. Now that the awkward story has been told... BAM, here be the recipe you Southern beings you. Yes, Hot Water Cornbread is just a fancy name for fried cornbread. I warned you I had a Paula Dean complex. Ain't my fault if you didn't listen.
self rising corn meal (The white one with the awkward black lady on the bag)
Hot Water... DUH!
1. Boil a por of water, yes boil not just heat. Don't ask me how much water to put in the pot cause it might make you look like a Yankee... 2 cups is fine.
2. Heat a pot of grease. 1/4 a cup is fine if you must know
3. Put some corn meal in a bowl. Two cups if good.
4. Stir in a few tablespoons of flour. 2-3 is fine. No I can't give you specific measurements cause it depends on the consistency you want. You might have to add more.
5. Pour a little of the boiling water in the mixture. Now roll them into fat lookin' french fries. I prefer to make them into patties but my Granny was in the kitchen and flipped. Let's just say she started yellin', "Bless her heart, and if you don't." Obviously she won and I made them into the ugly french fry lookin' things that she likes.
6. Drop those puppies in hot grease and brown on each side
7. Keep adding more of the boiling water as needed to make them bad boys.
8. Take 'em out, drain 'em, butter 'em & eat 'em.
From my kitchen to yours...
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