Southern Hoe Cakes
Southern Hoe Cakes are little cornmeal pancakes that are wonderfully crispy around the edges. Serve them warm and top them with butter for a delicious southern breakfast or treat any time of day.
self-rising cornmeal mix
Combine flour, cornmeal mix, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl.
Measure buttermilk in a glass measuring cup. Add eggs to measuring cup and whisk egg and buttermilk together. Pour into bowl with flour mixture.
Pour water and vegetable oil into bowl and mix everything together.
Heat a cast iron pan or nonstick skillet or griddle. Add bacon grease.
Pour batter into pan to form hoe cakes, using about 2 tablespoons of batter for each one. I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup and fill it about half way.
Cook until bubbles form on top, flip over and cook until bottom is golden.
Serve with butter.
I like to fry my hoe cakes in bacon grease, but it is more typical to fry them in vegetable oil. You can do it either way.