You will need:
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1¼ cups white cornmeal
- Vegetable oil alone or add bacon drippings (only use a small amount, enough to fill skillet 1-inch deep -- and it should come from nitrate free bacon)
Add the salt to the boiling water.
Gradually sift in the cornmeal.
Stir to combine.
Cool the mixture in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Shape into balls and then flatten to form patties about 2-inches across (coat hands with oil to prevent batter from sticking when shaping the balls).
Heat the vegetable oil or bacon drippings in a skillet.
Fry patties until golden brown (about 5 minutes).
Drain and serve hot.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes