1 cup yellow cornmeal, 1/8 teaspoon sugar, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon, 1/2 tablespoon bacon drippings, 3/4-1 cup boiled water, oil for frying.
Get out a bowl, add the cornmeal, salt, and sugar. Add the water and bacon drippings. Mix well. Get out a cast-iron skillet, add 1/2 – 3/4 inches of shortening or oil. Heat to 375 degrees. While the oil is heating, scoop out a heaping tablespoon of the cornmeal mixture, shape into a ball, then flatten out to a cake. Wet your hands. This step keeps the cornmeal mixture from sticking to your palms. Add the cakes to the oil; fry until golden brown and crispy on both sides; this step takes about 5-minutes. Remove from the skillet and drain on a wire rack.