One of many great southern recipes. Hoecakes remind you of a pancake...but with a sweet cornbread flavor. My sweet little granny used to call them cornmeal pancakes. I love them with a little butter and just a little bit of maple syrup! I have a special cast iron skillet just for making these...and cornbread. This recipe is from the Paula Deen's Lady and Son's cookbook!
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup self-rising cornmeal
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup vegetable oil or bacon grease
Oil or butter for frying
Mix all ingredients well except for the frying oil. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls into hot skillet. Use approximately 2 tablespoons batter per hoecake. Brown until crisp; turn and brown on other side. Drain on paper towels. Leftover batter will keep in refrigerator for up to 2 days!