Enjoy a taste of Southern flavor with this Hot Water Cornbread. Serve this Hot Water Cornbread alongside a tasty entrée and side salad.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cornmeal
1 cup oil
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Let's Make It
Cook and stir bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Remove and discard all but 1 Tbsp. drippings from skillet.
Add boiling water gradually to cornmeal in large bowl, stirring constantly until blended. Stir in bacon and reserved drippings.
Heat oil to 375°F in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drop tablespoonsful of cornmeal mixture, in small batches, into hot oil, being careful to not overcrowd the skillet; cook 3 to 4 min. on each side or until cornbread is golden brown on both sides. Serve warm.
You’ll know it’s a special occasion when you get to enjoy a serving of this indulgent cornbread.
The difference between white and yellow cornmeal is the color of the corn used to make the cornmeal. While white corn is slightly sweeter than yellow corn, the different colored cornmeals are interchangeable in recipes. You can also find different grinds of cornmeal, such as fine, coarse and stone-ground cornmeal, in most larger grocery stores. If using coarse or stone-ground cornmeal to prepare this recipe, you will need to increase the boiling water measure to 1 qt. (4 cups) to get the desired result.
The cornmeal mixture can be prepared ahead of time. Shape into desired-size patties, then refrigerate up to 4 hours. Cook in the hot oil as directed just before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 14g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.