This is my own recipe for Hoe Cakes, sometimes called Johnny Cakes. This recipe makes a nice light fluffy pancake. They can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and are quite good. Traditionally, hoe cakes are made from just ground corn, or cornmeal and water. This recipe makes much lighter and tastier cakes.
The origin of the name "hoe cake" is from the way they were supposedly prepared in cotton fields in the Southern USA. The cakes were apparently cooked on a shovel or hoe held over an open flame. I hope they washed it well first, I would hate to get a chunk of dirt in my hoe cake.
Recipe by: craig
Preparation Time: 0:30
I like these with just a little butter on them, but they can be topped with pancake syrup, maple syrup, honey, or jam, or whatever you like. At dinner hoe cakes can be served as a starch side dish, and go well with any Southern (USA) food, or with barbeque.
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