Combine corn meal, flour, egg, sugar and hot water in a large bowl. Heat oil in skillet to 375 degrees. Place about 1 heaping tablespoon of cornmeal mixture for each bread patty in skillet. Spread to form flat circles. Fry over medium heat until light brown on both sides, about 3 to 5 minutes. Cool patties on paper towels.
Yield: 8 to 10 bread patties.
NOTE: Make sure the water is hot and not lukewarm - it makes better bread.