Southern Hoecakes My Way
- 1 1/2 c
- cornmeal, can be stone ground or regular yellow cornmeal (not cornmeal mix)
- 1 c
- white flour
- 4 tsp
- baking powder
- 1/2 tsp
- sea salt
- several good shakes of fresh ground black pepper
- several good shakes of garlic powder
- 1 tsp
- parsley flakes, dried
- eggs, whisked
- 1 c
- buttermilk or whole millk
- 1/3 c
- melted butter
- additional butter to spread over hoecakes when cooked
- small amount of oil of your choice
- you can also add these to the mix as well: whole kernel corn (drained),grated cheese, fine diced onions, jalapeno peppers fine diced, cracklins, fine diced cooked smoked bacon
How to Make Southern Hoecakes My Way
- 1In a large bowl add: cornmeal, flour, baking soda, salt, pepper and herbs. Whisk well till combined.
- 2Then add the whisked eggs, melted butter and buttermilk or whole milk to the dry ingredients whisking very well.
- 3If you decide to use any of the optional ingredients add them now and stir well. Let this mixture sit for a little bit till it starts to rise and then stir again well.
- 4Using a non-stick flat griddle lightly oiled. Let it heat up on medium high and then using a big serving spoon drop by spoonfuls and spread the mixture out a bit on the griddle. Make sure to give them space cause they will spread out a little bit while cooking.
- 5I usually cook 2 or 3 at a time just depends on how good your flipping skills are. Cook till first side is a nice medium brown and edges start to look done. Carefully flip them over and cook till they are done. Once they are done remove them to a serving platter and butter them well.
- 6Continue cooking steps till all the batter is used. I usually end up with 8 big hoecakes. You can make them smaller if you want to. Hope you enjoy this Southern traditional food. ;)