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. I make these hoecakes about once a week and they never last long. This old-fashioned recipe has been in our family for many, many years.  Serve these hoecakes with any meal.  I eat them for a snack in the afternoons if I have any made up.  They are great with buttermilk.  They are wonderful with syrup over them, too!  Fried cornbread will soon become a family favorite to serve with any meal.

Ingredients for Southern Cornbread:

Self-rising cornmeal

Buttermilk or can use regular milk, too

Egg

Salt

Oil, I use canola oil

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

If you can’t find self-rising cornmeal, here is a recipe to make it.

Recipe Feedback: “Not exactly like we made them in our house growing up in NC …. but better! I didn’t have self-rising cornmeal and they don’t carry it where I now live, but I found a recipe for it on this site that worked perfectly.”-Jennifer

“I love these. I am NOT a ‘picky’ eater but grandchildren LOVE them and when you can get them jumping up and down at just the mention of the words, YOU GOT A WINNER. THANKS!”-Ralph

 

 
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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.

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