Stovetop Mini Flapjacks are thin “rounds” of cornbread fried in a greased skillet on top of the stove.
They look like pancakes. Crusty outside. Moist inside.
Easy to make with simple ingredients.
Flapjacks, are also known as griddlecakes and corn cakes. Key ingredients are cornmeal and flour.
Cornmeal fries better in vegetable oil than in melted butter. Pancakes are made with flour and usually cooked in melted butter.
In the United States (especially the south), flapjacks are thin “rounds” of cornbread batter fried in a greased skillet on top of the stove.
“Southern-style” flapjacks are often served with collard greens, cabbage and pinto beans.
Many southerners enjoy flapjacks for breakfast. The “breakfast flapjacks” are drizzled with honey, maple syrup, or buttery pancake syrup and served with scrambled eggs and bacon.
Why is a flapjack called a flapjack?
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “flapjack” was used as early as the beginning of the 16th century. During the time, it was very likely a flat tart.
It is uncertain as to what the “jack” in flapjack means. However, it very likely refers to the small size of a flapjack. Back then, “jack” meant something was smaller than normal.
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