Fried Cornbread

These Southern Cornmeal Hoecakes are a classic comfort food that is simple to make and absolutely delicious. They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, making them a perfect side dish or snack for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Quick and easy to prepare
  • Crispy texture with a tender inside
  • Versatile side dish or snack
  • Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a side with your favorite meal


  • 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • Oil for frying (approximately 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, or as needed)


  1. In a bowl, mix the cornmeal, self-rising flour, buttermilk, and egg until well combined. The mixture should be moist but not too runny.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil, allowing them to cook until browned on one side.
  4. Flip the hoecakes and cook until browned on the other side.
  5. Remove the hoecakes from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 160 per serving


  • These hoecakes are best enjoyed fresh and hot. If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in a skillet or toaster oven for best results.

Recipe Tips:

  • For added flavor, you can mix in some chopped green onions or shredded cheese into the batter.
  • Make sure the oil is hot enough before adding the batter to ensure a crispy exterior.
  • Serve these hoecakes with a dollop of sour cream, salsa, or honey for a delicious twist.

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