Southern Hoe Cakes

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by TheBostonBean

Simple. A good snack or breakfast dish. Serve with a dash of salt or cane or maple syrup. I had these as a child during my summers in Alabama.

Top Review by mollypaul

This is an OLD recipe...I have the same one in a cookbook from 1947.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix meal and salt into a bowl.
  2. Add boiling water.
  3. Stir with spoon and mix well.
  4. Will form a stiff batter or dough.
  5. Drop rounded large spoonfuls (tbsp) into hot greased pan.
  6. Flatten into flat 1/4 inch thick circles.
  7. Cook until golden brown on each side, turning once, about 2 minutes per side.
  8. Strain on paper towel.
  9. Enjoy!

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