Cornbread Fritters Quick and Easy Recipe

Corn Bread Fritters

I'm a big fan of corn bread and I suppose it stems from my youth where often times our evening meals consisted of corn bread and milk. Mama made our corn bread in a black iron skillet and I liked it hot right out of her old wood cook stove. Sometimes I would watch as she mixed the cornmeal adding the milk and sometimes an egg with her hands and the hot pan had grease saved from cooking country cured ham or bacon saved from breakfast and added to the cast iron fry pan. When she poured the mixture into her pan, it began to fry as she closed the oven door. The result was always a good thick crust all the way around her pones of bread when it had completely baked and was placed on the supper table and it always tasted so good with sweet milk and sometimes for a change, butter milk.

I also have come to like corn bread fritters. They go well with about any foods but today we had them with pork barbecue, baked beans and slaw. The recipe is simple and easy similar to the way we make pancakes in our iron skillet. I have shared below taken from the web.

Fried Cornbread Fritters Recipe


* 1 1/2 cups - hot water
* 2 cups - self-rising cornmeal
* 2 - eggs


Mix together and fry in an iron skillet with 1/2 cup cooking oil. Have oil hot and fry like pancakes, 3 or 4 minutes on each side or until golden-brown. Serve with fresh vegetables.

Some folks like to add whole kernal corn.

Serves 4-8

from The Tammy Wynette Cookbook
"Queen of Country Music"

Corn bread fritters cook up golden brown and like any other recipe, you can add other ingredients to suit your own taste such as a few diced onions and use bacon drippings instead of cooking oil.

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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

I have never heard of cornbread fritters. I am making these very soon. Voting up, and bookmarking right now!

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Cousin Fudd 5 years ago from From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina Author

Thanks for being first to comment. Let me know how you like them.

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Icepage 5 years ago from Pampanga, Philippines

I'll try this one! my kiddos will surely like it..

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I have never made cornbread fritters, but I have made what I like to call corn fritters. Basically, it is very similar but I use flour instead of cornmeal mix. I might have to try it that way instead.

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justmyopiniontoo 5 years ago

Very interesting Cuz, the closest thing we have in Ireland is pancakes, made basically the same way but with flour. I think I will look out for some cornmeal and try this recipe out. Now you've made me hungry!!

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Cousin Fudd 5 years ago from From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina Author

I think once you have tried you will find to your liking. Quick and easy and best of all tasty.

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SmartyPens 5 years ago

These sound very good. Your recipe reminds me of corncakes, which are sold in some parts of the country I think by Thomas'English Muffins. I can't find them where I live now. I might try your recipe. Thanks!

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Arod0506 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Want to try this soon! Thanksgiving?

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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee

up and beautiful! You didn't mention how well this goes with October or Pinto beans along with fried potatoes-- Ahhhh, the memories of childhood...

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Cousin Fudd 5 years ago from From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina Author

Oh yeah, these do go good with beans and fried taters. Wish I had me some right now!!!

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feenix 5 years ago

Hello, Cousin Fudd,

Wow, hot-water corn bread; one of my all-time favorites. This post made me hungry and to have a hankering for corn bread -- which I think I will prepare for myself tonight.

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rjsadowski 5 years ago

Sounds tasty. I will give it a try sometime. I am a big fan of cast iron skillets and bacon grease.

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sweethearts2 5 years ago from Northwest Indiana

Need to bring dish to church social night tomorrow. This will be it.

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lucybell21 5 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

This sounds really good. I think I will make them this weekend at work.

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datbug 3 years ago

I grew up on these and have made thousands I'm sure. My recipe is a little different but nothing tastes like homemade hot cornbread fritters !

manuela hall 2 years ago

These were mighty tasty! With redbeans and rice

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Cousin Fudd 2 years ago from From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina Author

Yes indeed!! Thanks for stopping in to read and for your comment.

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