by Nina | January 28, 2013 8:41 pm
I like to call myself a Southern girl that just happened to be born in the city. Since I was a child I’ve been making annual trips down to Mississippi to visit family and learn the history of my descendants that lived there. Don’t tell anyone but I can fake a country accent better than those folks on the show Nashville, lol! But seriously I love all things southern and these hoecakes make me feel like a country girl.
For those of you who have been following my blog for a while you know that I love my family in the south and all the food that comes with it! Hoecakes are one of those foods that instantly makes me think of being in the Mississippi country surrounded by family and love. My cousin Sherry actually made these for Thansgiving one year and I’ve been addicted ever since.
Never had hoecakes? It’s basically taking cornmeal batter and frying them in butter similar to how you would make pancakes. And in case you were wondering where the name came from check this article on Wikipedia. They can be a side item for dinner or served for breakfast with fresh fruit and honey. Either way I hope y’all enjoy. What’s your favorite southern dish?
1 cup AP flour
1 cup self-rising cornmeal
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup butter, melted
Oil or butter for frying
In a large bowl combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar and salt. In a small bowl combine the eggs, buttermilk, water and melted butter. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.
Heat the frying oil or butter in a medium or large skillet over medium heat. Drop the batter, by full tablespoons, into the hot skillet. Use about 2 tablespoons of batter per hoecake. Fry each hoecake until brown and crisp; turn each hoecake with a spatula, and then brown the other side. Remove each hoecake to drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
Recipe adapted from The Food Network
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