Dick stole the hoe cake
Ran through the meadow with it
Hid it in a brush pile
And swore he never meddled with it
From Granny Will Your Dog Bite and Other Mountain Rhymes
Hoe cakes are just another way to fix your cornbread, a good variation on a mealtime staple. When I was growing up, we ate them just like cornbread but you can also have them with syrup if you like.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. of salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk (not in the photo)
- oil for frying
Stir the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix in the egg and milk. Fry in a skillet or griddle like you would a pancake. Serve with butter.
Do you call these hoe cakes or jonny cake? Do you eat them regularly or have you never even heard of them?