SOUTHERN CORNMEAL HOECAKES OR FRIED CORNBREAD

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Hoecakes or fried cornbread is a Southern favorite.

Southern Cornmeal Hoecakes

I have always called this fried cornbread and my family loves it. These little cakes, according to some sources, got their name because slaves used to cook them in the fields on a garden hoe.  They would carry the ingredients with them and make hoecakes for their lunch. Serve hoecakes with any meal.  I eat them for a snack in the afternoons if I have any made up.  They are great with milk.  They are wonderful with syrup over them, too!  Fried cornbread will soon become a family favorite to serve with any meal.

Ingredients for Recipe:

1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal

2/3 cups buttermilk or can use regular milk, too

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup oil (I use canola oil) for cooking

Mix meal, milk, egg and salt together.  Drop by spoonful into hot oil.  Brown on one side then turn and fry until golden brown on both sides.

Serve with butter.  Some people eat these like pancakes with syrup.  They are good with any meal and great with collard greens!  Enjoy!

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Southern Cornmeal Hoecakes

This Southern Fried Cornbread, also known as hoecakes is a classic. These can go with any meal or enjoy for breakfast with syrup! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: cornbread, fried cornbread, hoecakes
Servings: 10 cakes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • 2/3 cups buttermilk or can use regular milk too
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup oil I use canola oil for cooking

Instructions

  • Mix meal, milk, egg and salt together. Drop by spoonful into hot oil. Brown on one side then turn and fry until golden brown on both sides.

 
 
You might like to check out these bread recipes, too: 
Southern Cornmeal Hushpuppies
Southern Hot Water Cornbread
Southern Spoon Bread
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Southern Cornmeal Hoecakes

 
 
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