Stove Top Cornbread is made by frying small rounds of cornbread batter in a skillet on top of the stove.
These flapjacks are light and fluffy with a delicious cornmeal taste. They look like pancakes. Excellent as is, drizzled with honey, maple syrup or buttery pancake syrup.
Perfect during hot summer weather. You don’t have to turn on the oven (which heats up the house).
Stove Top Cornbread is a variation of my Homemade Self-Rising Cornbread recipe.
Fascinating Flapjack Facts
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!
Stove Top Cooking Tips
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 greased skillet, make sure heat is on low. A full pan of cornbread must be cooked slowly on low heat.
How To Read & Follow A Recipe: Tips for Beginners
Reading a recipe is an important life skill that requires properly reading a recipe’s ingredients, and instructions. Plus, knowing how to prep ingredients and what equipment to use.
Start with clean hands and organized kitchen. Wash hands thoroughly. Make sure kitchen and countertops are clean before making a recipe.
Create a relaxing environment. Play favorite music while in the kitchen. I love listening to classical or gospel music.
Read the entire recipe so you understand it and to make sure you have each ingredient.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, use a substitute.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watching a recipe video is great because you can “see” how a recipe is made.
Mise en place is a super time saver. This French cooking term translates as “putting in place.” It means prepping/measuring ingredients and chopping food before you start cooking. Helps you make sure you have each ingredient and avoid accurately following instructions.
Make notes in your recipe. Note any special prep instructions and highlight cooking times. Make note of ingredients omitted, favorite substitutions and creative twists. The notes will be very helpful the next time you make this recipe.