How To Make Hot Water Cornbread - Corn Pone

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Mar. 26, 2018

I have wanted to make this Corn Pone recipe for a long time. It is easy and only requires a few ingredients. Perfect for camping and goes great with beans, soups, and stews.


Cornmeal 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
Baking powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Sugar 2 Teaspoon
Shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Boiling water 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs)
Canola oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



1.Mix cornmeal, butter, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl.

2.Gently add boiling water and mix until butter is melted and the mixture is able to hold a form when squeezed.

3.Add Cheddar Cheese and mix thoroughly.

4.Let rest for a couple minutes while adding oil to skillet and heating to frying temperature.

5.Form Corn Pones into patties slightly smaller than your palm and approximately inch thick.

6.Gently place Corn Pones into the skillet without overcrowding.

7.Fry for approximately 2 minutes per side until nicely browned.


8.Remove, allow to cool slightly and serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 7