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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
7 mins
total:
22 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 patties
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the cornmeal, Creole seasoning, onion, and sugar in a medium bowl. Pour in boiling water and shortening; stir until the shortening melts.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

129 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 15.9g; fat 6.5g; cholesterol 4.1mg; sodium 31mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2009
I toned down the creole seasoning a bit and the results were excellent. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/09/2007
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. Read More
(15)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
02/09/2007
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. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2009
I toned down the creole seasoning a bit and the results were excellent. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2011
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. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2011
Great recipe Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2013
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! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2021
Very easily made..used yellow cornmeal for color..not tasted yet, but I know I ll make again.. Read More
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