Corn dodgers are a very old Southern recipe served as an accompaniment to turnip greens. They are similar to a cornmeal dumpling.
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 35minutes
1cupfinely ground white cornmeal
¼teaspoonground black pepper
2tablespoonsfinely chopped green onion
4cupsbroth from turnip greens(may use more broth)
Cook turnip greens following your usual recipe or use mine (linked here). About 45 minutes before serving, make the corn dodgers.
Mix the cornmeal, salt, pepper, and onion in a medium bowl. Add “pot likker*”, starting with about 3/4 cup to make a stiff dough.
Shape the dough into rolls about twice as long as wide.
From the turnips, remove 3 cups of “pot likker*” and place in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Drop in the dodgers and lower the heat to a simmer. Cook slowly until done through, about 30 minutes, turning the dodgers over a few times.
Serve with turnip greens and additional “pot likker.”
* "Pot likker" is the liquid, or broth, that the turnip greens were cooked in.