Introduction: Corn Cakes.

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Nice alternative to pancakes once in a while.Sort of a fried polenta without all the boiling.  If you do not have time to make polenta, this is the perfect alternative.  Great for breakfast or even a mid day snack. In a pinch they can be a great substitute for biscuits.
Great for camping.

1 Cup boiling or extra hot water (or a bit more).
1 1/2 Cups ground yellow cornmeal
Couple pinches of  salt
1/2 cup milk (if Camping use 1/4 water and 1/4 condensed or powdered milk.
Pinch or so of baking soda (optional)
2 Tablespoons  butter or frying oil.
Pancake syrup, molasses, honey, and or your favorite fruit.

Bring 1 cup of water to boil in a medium saucepan.
Combine the cornmeal, salt, boiled water, and milk in a medium bowl.
Stir well.
Melt the 2 tablespoons butter (or cooking oil) in a skillet or a cast iron griddle over medium heat.
Pour 1 tablespoon of batter  into the skillet, pancake style to cook.
Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until edges are lacy and lightly browned using a spatula to turn.
Serve hot Pancake syrup, molasses, honey, and or your favorite fruit. (They are not half bad cold either for use in a salad.)