Hoe Cakes Recipe

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Hoe Cakes

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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


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


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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Flatbreads, Other Breads