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Southern Hoe Cakes

Hoe Cakes are a true Southern delicacy that are basically fried cornbread pancakes that are crisp, tender and delicious.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams


  • 1/2 cup self rising cornmeal use the white cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup self rising flour
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/3 cup water or more if you need
  • 2 tbsp bacon grease or you can use butter
  • butter and oil for frying


  • Mix the cornmeal, flour, and sugar together. Slowly add in the buttermilk and egg.mix together the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon. Add the buttermilk and egg slowly. Finally add in the water and bacon grease. The texture will be like a thicker style soup.
  • After that, fry up the hoe cakes. Add butter and a little oil so it doesn't burn to a cast iron skillet then in batches add about 1/8 cup of batter to the skillet and flip when the edges are set and bubbled and browned. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.


I would make sure to add either oil or butter and oil to fry so the butter doesn't burn.


Serving: 235g