Lord Honey, whether ya call it a hoecake or Johnny cake, there's nothin' more southern than this sweet little morsel of fried dough goodness. My hoecake is a little tipsy with a great hoppy flavor, created from adding a splash of beer to the batter. Just for your 411--hoecakes are traditionally fried in an iron skillet to insure you get that great crispy outside that ever'one loves. Don't skimp on these--nobody can eat just one.
Jason Smith, FNS southerncountrybling.com
Ingredients: 1/3-cup light beer
2-TBSP butter, melted and cooled
¼-tsp red pepper flakes
1-tsp onion powder
2/3-cup whole kernel corn
½-cup green onion, sliced
1 ½-cup self-rising corn meal
¾-cup cheddar cheese, small cubes
½-cup veg or olive oil for frying
· In a mixing bowl add the beer, egg, butter, pepper, onion powder and salt mix together.
· Add the corn, green onions, and corn meal stir to combine.
· Fold in the cheese.
· Over medium heat bring ½ the oil to 350 in a frying pan (preferably an iron skillet), using ice cream scoop, drop batter into pan, about 4 will fit at a time, don’t crowd or it will drop the temp and they will become greasy.
· Cook for 3-4 mins or until medium brown on each side, when done place on a paper towel lined tray and repeat frying until all batter is gone.
Tip: You can serve these with a dollop of sour cream, squeeze of lime and a garnish of cilantro.