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Hoe Cake

Hoe Cake

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
jbrink1

jbrink1

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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  • Calories:
  • 147 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 492 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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.
  5. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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SouthernFriedGirl
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SouthernFriedGirl

10/5/2009

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

canadiancook
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canadiancook

10/26/2009

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.

CAROLC80
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CAROLC80

8/2/2011

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.

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