This was the side dish – Hoecakes. If you go to The Lady & Sons you will get a pile of them at the table when you walk in, those and biscuits. Yummmy.
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup cornmeal*
2 large eggs
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp water
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
Vegetable oil, for frying
In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the oil.
In a large skillet, heat 1/8 inch of oil. When oil is hot, drop 2 tbsp of batter into skillet for each cake.
Cook cakes about 2 minutes or until crisp and brown on bottom; turn cakes over and cook about 1 minute more or until second side is brown. Transfer cakes to a paper towel-lined plate. Serve hot.
*original calls just for plain cornmeal, I used organic cornmeal.
Also, I did not have buttermilk so I mixed plain 1% milk with a bit of lemon juice for the acid component. It curdled a bit and then I mixed it with the remaining wet ingredients.
Yield: 15 cakes
Source: Y’all Come Eat by Jamie & Bobby Deen
Posted by RisaG 12/30/11