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Fried Stuffed Cornbread

Fried Stuffed Cornbread are thin rounds of fried cornbread "stuffed" with cooked collard greens and chopped jalapeno peppers.  Serve as a side dish, light meal or snack. Makes 12 flapjacks. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Cornbread
Cuisine: southern
Keyword: cornbread
Servings: 12 flapjacks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup self-rising white or yellow cornmeal mix Plus 2 extra tablespoons of the mix.
  • 1/3 cup self-rising flour See my recipe or Homemade Self-Rising Flour.
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk cultured or low-fat
  • 2 cups cooked collard greens drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped jalapeno peppers jarred
  • vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  • In medium bowl, combine self-rising cornmeal mix, self-rising flour, sugar, eggs and buttermilk.
  • Stir until well combined with a large spoon. Leave no dry crumbs. Stir in drained collard greens. Set aside.
  • Pour 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a 9" cast iron skillet. Make sure oil covers entire bottom of skillet. Warm over medium heat until sizzling hot, but not smoking.
  • Drop a small drop of batter in skillet. If it sizzles and browns quickly, hot skillet is ready for batter.
  • Drop 3 tablespoons of cornbread batter into hot skillet. Sprinkle top with 1/2 teaspoon of chopped jalapeno peppers (use more if preferred).
  • Fry over low-medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until edges look dry. Flip over and cook 2 to 3 more minutes or until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Carefully add another 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil to HOT skillet.
  • Repeat process as previously instructed until all batter has been fried.
  • Serve hot.
  • STORE cooled fried cornbread flapjacks in a container with a tight lid or store them in a zippered storage bag. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • WARM IN OVEN: Arrange flapjacks in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Place in 400 degree preheated oven for 5-7 minutes.