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Hoe Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Hoe Cake

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"Hoe cake is a Southern bread that is cooked in an iron skillet, like cornbread. This recipe stems back to my great-great grandmother. My father has made this recipe for years, and it is always requested from his grandchildren. A slice of hoe cake will warm your insides -- slathered with some homemade apple butter alongside of some butter beans, freshly sliced tomatoes and a good tall glass of sweet tea. I promise your family will love this truly Southern recipe!"

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a well-seasoned cast iron skillet with the shortening, and place it in the oven as it heats.
  2. Whisk together the flour and milk in a bowl, to make a thick but still runny batter.
  3. Remove the hot greased skillet from the preheated oven, and quickly sprinkle a pinch of garlic salt over the bottom of the skillet. Immediately pour in the batter, and sprinkle the top with a pinch of garlic salt.
  4. Return the skillet to the oven, and bake in the preheated oven until the cake has risen and the top is golden brown, about 20 minutes.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 30 mins

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • You can substitute bacon grease or canola oil for the shortening.
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Reviews More Reviews

Oct 05, 2009

I registered just so i could comment this recipes name. I grew up on "Hoe cake".We used bisquick mixed with water until the consistency is like a thick pancake.Put it in a hot oiled cast iron skillet,cooked both sides and served with butter and syrup like a thick pancake. This has been a hit with everyone I have ever made it for.I saw your name and just laughed,it brought back so many memories."Hoe Cake"..haha

 
Oct 26, 2009

I found this recipe and tried it one night when I was in a hurry. Fantastic! I didn't change a thing, and we all loved it...definitely a keeper, both because its yummy, but also it is fast and very easy.

 

7 Ratings

Aug 02, 2011

This is something I have never tried before. This recipe tastes like a flatbread, but a little more dense. I think it would be good dipped in marinara. Sorry, I'm not southern! It cooked for a little over 20 minutes and I had to add extra milk because the batter was too thick. I used the bacon grease instead of shortening. Quick and Easy bread to serve as a side. Would probably work well cooking over a fire for a campout.

 
Jun 20, 2011

Im glad i found it. My dad use to make this when i was a kid. I loved it i dont think it had the garlic salt because we ate it with jelly. great snack. :) Thanks for posting it.

 
Feb 15, 2011

This was so delicious! I am a yankee who married a southern man and had my first "hoe-cake" last night when I went out to eat with my in-laws and husband and son. My husband begged for me to try to make it today. This recipe was WAY better than what we ate last night! Amazing!

 
Jul 09, 2013

This is a great tasting recipe! I have a 9 inch pan and it rises during baking 3/4's to the pan top so it is not a thin bread as depicted in the picture though it is still good! I would love to know if everyone else has made their's thinner. It is a great snack!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 147 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 492 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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