In a medium saucepan bring water to a boil. Pour cornmeal in hot water and stir until stiff. Remove from heat, set aside.
In a mixing bowl stir to combine milk, oil and onion together. Next, add in beaten eggs and jalapenos. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Combine the dry ingredients mixture with the wet ingredients. Finally, add the cornmeal mixture. Be sure to blend thoroughly.
Heat 1in of vegetable oil in a pan to med-high heat. Drop batter by the teaspoon full into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown about 6-7 minutes. Drain on absorbent paper.
Pickled Onion Slaw
Bring water, vinegar and 2 tsp honey to a boil in a small saucepan. Add onions and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let stand until ready to use.
Meanwhile, whisk together oil, pepper, salt, remaining 1 tsp honey in a large bowl. Add cabbage and parsley, toss to coat. Let stand 10 minutes.
Drain onions and stir into cabbage mixture. Chill until ready to serve.
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