Hoe Cakes

Hoe Cakes

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ginger skaggs


To me, there is only one way to have cornbread and this is it. Most people today will say fried cornbread; however one of my great-aunts always called it Hoe cakes. I was told during "going west" these were fried on the blade of a hoe on an open fire. I don't know if it is true or if she was just pulling my leg!


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10 Min
40 Min


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    3 cups plain white cornmeal
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    1 cup plain flour
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    3 tbls. sugar or splenda
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    1/2 tsp. salt
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    1tbls. baking powder
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    1/3 cup of oil
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    2 whole eggs
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    enough milk to make a batter

How to Make Hoe Cakes


  1. Mix all ingredients together well.
  2. Drop by gravy ladle onto medium hot griddle, greased lightly. A drop of water should dance across the grease.
  3. Cook until edges look dry and the batter starts to bubble in the center.
  4. Flip and cook other side.
  5. The original recipe called for melted lard

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About Hoe Cakes

Course/Dish: Flatbreads Other Breads

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