This recipe goes with: Robby Melvin's Turnip Greens with Hot Water Cornbread
Stir together cornmeal, scallions, thyme, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Add boiling water, and stir until incorporated.
Heat oil in 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Shape tablespoonfuls of batter into slightly flattened patties, and fry, in batches, until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Serve with Turnip Greens.