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Griddle Cakes

Griddle Cakes

Fresh corn kernels and sweet onion are stirred into the Griddle Cakes batter for this quick, savory cornbread.

Southern Living OCTOBER 2013

  • Yield: Makes 2 dozen
  • Hands-on:30 Minutes
  • Total:35 Minutes


  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1 1/2 cups stone-ground white cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg


Place bacon drippings in skillet, and heat over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until drippings begin to gently smoke. Add corn kernels and onion to drippings, and sauté 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly charred. Stir together cornmeal and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in corn mixture. Pour about 2 Tbsp. batter for each griddle cake onto a hot buttered griddle or into a large nonstick skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry and cooked. Turn and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet, and keep warm in a 200° oven up to 30 minutes.


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