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5 from 3 votes

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


  • 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.