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Paula’s Famous Hoecakes

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Servings: 5


  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • 1 cup self rising cornmeal
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup (or bacon grease) vegetable oil
  • (or oil) for frying and more for spreading butter


Mix all ingredients together (except for frying oil and butter for spreading).

Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Drop mixture 3 tablespoons at a time into hot skillet. Brown until crisp; turn and brown on other side. Drain on paper towels. Serve with butter, for spreading.

Leftover batter will keep in refrigerator for up to 2 days.