"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1 cup cornmeal 1 T shortening 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup minus 2 T boiling water
Mix all ingredients. Using 1 tablespoon for each, shape in balls. Place on well-greased cookie sheets. With bottom of glass dipped in water flatten to 3-inch rounds. Bake in preheated 400º oven 25 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 18.
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