Corn Dodgers

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Appears in Cook's Country February/March 2007

These easy-to-make cornmeal cakes were popular with Civil War soldiers and pioneers heading West. Unfortunately, most recipes yield dense, gritty, and hard-as-a-brick cakes. We wanted to bring this corn bread into the 21st century and improve both flavor and texture.

SERVES Makes 24

TIME 1¼ hours

Corn Dodgers


Most corn dodger recipes we tried were dense, gritty, and hard as bricks. We thought it was time for an update. Adding a little sugar to the base recipe of cornmeal, salt, butter, and hot water helped bring out the cornmeal’s sweet side. Re...