True Blood Inspired Hoecakes
Breakfast,  Easy,  Recipes,  Vegetarian

“True Blood” Inspired Hoecakes

We started watching True Blood a few weeks ago, and just finished season 3 last night. One of the characters on the show loves to eat hoecakes fried in bacon grease. So this morning, when I woke up, I looked at Dino and jokingly said, “Go make me some hoecakes in bacon grease”, and he left the room and went downstairs. I then did a quick search for a recipe for future reference, and I saw that Paula Deen had one. I figure she’d know hoecakes better than most people! So I emailed him the recipe.

True Blood Inspired Hoecakes

After I fed the baby, I came downstairs… and Dino was actually frying bacon and making hoecake batter. Score! These are really tasty- they’re like a mix between a pancake and cornbread. Yum! They’re pretty heavy though, so be warned! After we finished eating breakfast, he told me that he saw that I emailed him the same recipe that he looked up. Talk about serendipity!

True Blood Inspired Hoecakes


Paula Deen

Total Time: 20 min
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 15 min
Yield: About 17 hoecakes

  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup self-rising cornmeal, or from a mix (recommended: Aunt Jemima’s)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Oil, butter, clarified margarine, or bacon grease for frying

Mix well all ingredients, except for the frying oil. Heat the frying oil or butter in a medium or large skillet over medium heat. Drop the batter, by full tablespoons, into the hot skillet. Use about 2 tablespoons of batter per hoecake. Fry each hoecake until brown and crisp; turn each hoecake with a spatula, and then brown the other side. With a slotted spoon, remove each hoecake to drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Leftover batter will keep in refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars

The littlest hoecake fan in the house:

Baby eating in a high chair.

We also created these mini-chocolate chip hoecakes with the leftover batter. They were amazing!

Mini Chocolate Chip Hoecakes

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


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