Y'all Need to Try Chef John's Mancakes and More Top-Rated Cornmeal Flapjacks
Southern food is a red hot trend, so, naturally, brunch faves are riding high on the new wave of popularity. Let's move cornmeal pancakes to the top of the must-try list of Southern cooking. These flapjacks are on the other end of the spectrum from their fluffy pancake cousins. They're hefty and substantial, which makes them a perfect partner for those traditional breakfast meats (bacon, sausage and ham), but also a good candidate for a more intensely flavored topping. Think barbecued pulled pork. Give 'em a try!
- Cornbread Pancakes
- Kentucky Lace Cakes
- Raised Griddle Cakes
- Pumpkin Cornmeal Cakes
- Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes
Chef John's Mancakes
For those adventurous cooks looking to take cornmeal pancakes to bigger, bolder place, there's Chef John's Mancakes. Crunchy bacon bits, cheddar and chopped scallions go into the batter for a truly beefy cake. Pro tip: Chef John suggests adding a pinch of chipotle pepper powder to warmed maple syrup for a wow finish.
More Meaty Goodness
Combine two amazing Southern food traditions by serving Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork tucked into cornmeal pancakes. These bad boys are sturdy enough so you could pick them up and eat this dish, taco-style. Mmmmmmm.
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