These chewy fritters bear a close resemblance to hush puppies.
Yield: makes 10 Fritters
- 4 cups white corn meal
- 3 tbsp. sugar
- 2 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> tsp. salt
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Combine white corn meal, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add 1-2 cups boiling water, stirring with a wooden spoon, until batter holds together- it will be very sticky, so grease your hands with a little vegetable oil, then pat batter into rounds about 1" thick and 4" in diameter.
- Heat 1⁄2" of vegetable oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add rounds, 2 or 3 at a time, and fry, turning once, until golden with a thick crust, about 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately with butter. Repeat procedure with remaining batter.
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