Hoecakes, also known as fried cornmeal, are a classic that goes with almost anything! We have cakes all year round with many different meals.
Hoecakes go with anything, but we love them best with soup or stew. This Homemade soup with vegetables it’s a favorite!
❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
Hoecakes are a classic and have been around for many, many years. Plus, fried cornmeal is so versatile. You can serve it with a hearty side like soup beans or you can have it for breakfast with butter and syrup. Hoecakes go with almost anything and are just a few ingredients.
- Self-rising cornmeal
- Oil, I use canola oil, olive oil or bacon grease
You can use regular milk to make these, but they are best and most authentically made with buttermilk. You can use whatever oil you prefer, bacon fat or lard.
🍽️HOW TO MAKE
Making chutneys is very simple, and we’ve been making them for so long, we can make them in minutes.
Mix the meal, milk, egg and salt together.
Drop a spoonful into hot oil. Brown on one side, then flip and fry until brown on both sides.
If you can’t find self-rising cornmeal, here’s our recipe how to make your own!
If you’ve followed our site for any length of time, then you know we love cornmeal. It goes with every dish and we have many different recipes. Here are some of our favorites!
❓ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A hoecake is basically fried cornmeal instead of baked. Hoecakes are fried like a pancake and can be served with syrup or honey or savory with vegetables or soup.
Most are regional differences in where they come from. The johnny cake comes from the Caribbean.
No, they are flat and crisp and don’t rise.
STORAGE AND REHEATING
Store in an airtight container and heat for a few seconds in the microwave.
HOW TO EAT CHOKAKES?
We enjoy hoecakes as a side dish to soup or stew or a hearty side dish. This is our favorite way to enjoy hoecakes. Some enjoy them for breakfast with butter and syrup. They are great either way. Make them for breakfast, then serve the leftovers with a delicious chowder that afternoon!
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This recipe makes about 10 chocks, depending on how big you make them. You can easily double this recipe!
Southern Cornmeal Hoecakes
Hoecakes are a Southern staple! Only a few ingredients, delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We love them both with a hearty soup or stew. Pan-Fried Cornmeal Cakes.
- 1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal
- 2/3 cups buttermilk or you can use regular milk very
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup oil I use canola oil for cooking
Mix the meal, milk, egg and salt together. Drop a spoonful into hot oil. Brown on one side and then turn and fry until brown on both sides.
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