Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday's Southern Recipes


In honor of my Justice Seekers series, to which I've included some of my family's favorite recipes in the back of the upcoming release To Write a Wrong: A Justice Seekers Novel, releasing in September. But I'll be sharing some with those who are signed up for my newsletter, and I'll be sharing some here every Thursday during the month of March.

Mama’s Hot Water Corn Bread

white cornmeal mix—2 cups
1 finely chopped onion
finely chopped jalapeño slices—to taste
boiling water
hot oil

Put about 3/4 inch of oil in the skillet and heat till hot. Mix cornmeal, onion, & jalapeños. Add boiling water until mixture sticks together, about like mashed potatoes. Drop by the tablespoon into the grease, then mash with a spoon to flatten a bit. When brown, turn once.

1 comment:

Pam Hillman said...

Ohh, yum!! Iran's grandmother makes the best cornbread.

She puts the skillet on the stove with oil in it, and lets it get hot while she's mixing the cornbread.

She she drops the cornbread in the skillet and lets the grease/oil create little pockets of bread dough.

After that she pops the whole thing in the oven and lets it bake.

Delicious!