How Ya'll Are?
Over at Mable Cakes they are cooking up Jalapeno' Cornbread, so I sort of got cornbread on the brain, and wanted to share a good ole fashion Cajun recipe with ya'll from the original cooking Cajun Justin Wilson. For those of you who doesn't know Justin get over to his website, and check out some ummmmm ummmmm good recipes. You won't find this one there, but if any of you Mavens, Brides or Mommies, need to cook up some Turtle Soup real quick, Justin is your man. Don't miss the Pecan Praline recipe!
Justin was the Paula Deen of late 1980's. Life does come full circle, in that my Daddy taped every episode on his trusty VCR. Now, The Bumpkin falls back on those same recipes, time after time, for some authentic Cajun cooking. All these slang phrases I have hammered you with, were his tag lines, and are now his legacy, as Justin passed away in 2001. If there were a Food Network Hall of Fame, I bet this guy would definitely be an Honoree.
Cook you up some veggies, a big pot of butter beans, greens, or maybe some cabbage, and make this cornbread for your honey ladies, and "Why you'll have him eaten from the palm of your hand."
Hot Water Cornbread
• 2 cups cornmeal
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 2 cups boiling water
• Vegetable oil
Stir together the cornmeal and salt while heating about a half-inch of oil in a skillet, (the black, cast-iron, been-around-for-ages- kind works best). Heat the water to boiling and pour over the salted meal, stirring well. Drop spoonfuls of meal into hot oil and fry to a golden brown. Drain and blot with paper towels before sprinkling with salt. Perfect!