Yesterday I posted my love for Southern food. I’m going to continue with that trend today. Have you guys ever heard of Hoe Cakes? If not they are this cute little fritter like patty made with corn meal and such all fried until golden brown and served as a side dish. You can serve them savory or sweet, I love devouring mine with syrup on top, nummo.
I was talking to my husband this morning about planning a trip for next year. I’ve been seeing a lot of my friends lately talking about a trip they have taken or are currently on and it’s seriously giving me the travel bug. Don’t get me wrong, we do travel. In April we went to Las Vegas which was a neat experience seeing all they had to offer there. And last March we went to Fort Lauderdale, fell in absolute love, seriously beautiful.
I want to plan a Southern trip this year. I’m not sure where to go though! There are so many great southern cities that I would love to pay visit to. Some criteria that I am keeping at the top of my list is that I would love for it to be coastal. Obviously hailing from Minnesota we don’t get the sights of the ocean and I love looking out into the unknown. Another thing I’d love is that it be rich in history, lot’s of things we can check out and see. I love exploring and I love seeing all that old southern charm. And obviously I want to go to a place that has an awesome food scene. So if any of my readers have suggestions on where this gal should go, please let me know!
Anywho, who want’s to make some hoe cakes. Yeah I know the name is kind of like whoa, but they are delicious. Now when I made my batch I did two types, original and bacon and cheddar. Both were great, and I like to experiment and the cheese melted perfectly in them and the bacon gave a great contrast to the texture of the cake! Hope you guys get a chance to try these babies!
- 1 cup self-rising cornmeal
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup + 1 Tbs water
- 1 Tbs sugar
- 2 eggs
- Oil for frying
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- Real Bacon bits or cooked crumbled bacon
- In bowl mix together your cornmeal, flour, buttermilk, vegetable oil, water, sugar and eggs.
- Stir until combined.
- In skillet, heat oil on medium-high.
- Drop by heaping tablespoons (about 2-3 tablespoons per cake) into oil and fry until golden, flip to do each side.
- Remove from pan onto paper towel lined plate.
- Serve immediately!