Hoe Cakes

Hoe Cakes Recipe

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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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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

How to Make Hoe Cakes


  • 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

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About Hoe Cakes

Course/Dish: Flatbreads, Other Breads

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