Southern Water Cornbread - warm, crispy edges and soft center fried cornmeal patties that serves as snacks and a wonderful side to any greens, beans, soups and even fried dishes. So easy to make with less ingredients!
In a large bowl, mix cornmeal, salt, sugar, grated onion, melted butter. Add boiling water. Through mix until cornbread mixture is smooth.
Heat oil in a cast iron or frying pan over medium high heat.
If using your hands, wet them then scoop about 3 tablespoons each of the batter into the palm of your hand. If mixture crumbles, add more water. Flatten then gently drop into batter. Or use a spoon to drop into oil.
Fry each cornbread until brown and crisp; turn with a spatula, and then brown the other side about 3-5 minutes.
Remove, drain on paper towels and serve immediately with greens, pinto beans or for breakfast.