Hoecakes Recipe

Hoecakes are a simple and delicious Southern dish made from cornmeal, water, and a touch of salt. Traditionally cooked on a griddle or in a skillet, they are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, making them perfect for breakfast or as a side dish.


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil (for frying)


  1. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, combine the cornmeal and salt.
  2. Add Water: Gradually stir in the boiling water until the mixture forms a thick batter. Let it sit for a few minutes to thicken.
  3. Heat Skillet: Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat and add butter or oil.
  4. Shape Hoecakes: Scoop about 2 tablespoons of batter for each hoecake and drop it onto the hot skillet. Flatten slightly with the back of a spoon.
  5. Cook: Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.
  6. Serve: Remove from the skillet and serve warm. Enjoy plain, with butter, or a drizzle of syrup.

Enjoy your homemade hoecakes!

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