Flapjacks are small rounds of cornbread batter fried in a skillet on top of the stove. Popular names are corn cakes, flapjacks, johnny cakes, and hoecakes.
Great for breakfast. Simply drizzle with maple syrup, honey or buttery pancake syrup and enjoy.
According to research the first hoecakes were made during the 1800s. The batter consisted of cornmeal, salt and a little water. They were cooked on the end of a garden hoe held over an open fire. Very creative!
Pour veggie oil in cast iron skillet or your preferred heavy cookware. Warm over low heat until sizzling hot, but not smoking.
A hot greased skillet is required to thoroughly cook bottom and side crusts.
After pouring cornbread batter into hot greasedskillet, make sure heat is on low. A full pan of cornbread must be cooked slowly on low heat.
Enjoy this recipe!
Stove Top Cornbread
Small rounds of cornbread batter fried in a skillet on top of the stove are similar to pancakes. Pairs well with greens and beans. Delicious as is, drizzled with honey, maple syrup or buttery pancake syrup. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for www.CornbreadMillionaire.com.
In medium sized mixing bowl, combine cornmeal mix, flour, corn muffin mix (or use 3 tablespoons bacon drippings), sugar (if using), eggs, and buttermilk. NOTE: Add 1/2 cup chopped onions (if using variation).
Stir together until evenly combined and smooth. Set aside.
Pour 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil into an 8" skillet. Add more if using a larger skillet. Slowly warm over low-medium heat until oil is sizzling hot (not smoking).
Again, stir cornbread batter until smooth. Pour 1/4 cup (or preferred size) into skillet with hot oil. This will create one flapjack (also called corn cake). Looks like a pancake. See notes for full pan of cornbread.
Cook over low-medium heat until edges look dry and bubbles form on top (about 3 minutes). See Recipe Notes for a full pan of cornbread.
Flip over. Cook another 3 minutes or until golden brown.
After the 3rd flapjack, add more vegetable oil to skillet.
Pour in batter and fry. Repeat until all batter is fried.