Old Fashioned Corn Pone
Classic Corn Pone Recipe – These sweet and crispy oven-fried corn cakes are easy to make with 5 simple ingredients, no flour or eggs are needed. Enjoy as a gluten-free snack any time of day!
Corn pone is a classic old-timey southern dish. They are simple, small corn cake discs that are slightly thick, with a dense and cornbread-like texture. It’s traditional to oven fry them crispy in bacon grease… So every bite is perfectly crunchy, sweet, and savory!
Every time I see a plate of corn pone bread, it reminds me of the foods described in the Little House on the Prairie books! Some even believe it was one of Abraham Lincoln‘s favorite foods.
Corn pone is similar to cornbread, however, it’s much simpler to make, with only five ingredients: cornmeal, salt, sugar, hot water, and bacon grease (or vegetable shortening). Notice there is no flour, eggs, or baking powder in this recipe so the corn cakes tend to be flat and dense. It fries in bacon grease until the exterior is crispy but the inside is soft like a tamale.