Combine corn meal, water and salt; stir to make a batter. Pour 1/4-inch of oil into a 10-inch skillet and place over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, drop in batter by the tablespoonful. Fry each side of patty until crispy and well browned, 3-5 minutes total. Drain on a paper towel and serve. Makes about 15 cornbread patties.
Skillet Fried Corn Bread
If you want thicker, more doughy cornbread, use less water. If you want thinner, crunchier cornbread, use more water. I sprinkle mine with a little bit of salt while it's hot from the skillet. MMMmmmmm
This recipe will also work using either House-Autry Yellow Plain or Medium White Plain Corn Meal.