Hoe Cakes

  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 5 min
  • total: 25 min
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  • Summary

    What are hoe cakes? No it's not what you think it is ;). Hoe cakes are often associated with the American South, where hoe cakes are served with a variety of sweet and savory foods. There are several explanations where hoe cakes came from. Some food historians use ex-slave narratives as proof that hoe cakes are called that because they were cooked on the back of a hoe. Others believe the name hoe cake comes not from the slaves cooking the cornmeal on a metal hoe, but rather from an earlier meaning of the word hoe, which was synonymous with griddle. Found this recipe in the Garden and Gun magazine and didn't change a thing. Some things are better left alone.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup self-rising flour
    • 1 cup fine yellow cornmeal
    • 2 tsp. baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tbsp sugar
    • 2/3 cup buttermilk
    • 1/3 cup water
    • 1/4 cup bacon fat
    • 1/3 cup sour cream
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/3 cup green onions, thinly sliced
    • 1/4 cup crisp bacon, finely chopped
    • Canola oil, combined with some bacon fat.

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 113 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 7 g 10.19%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 14.84%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 10 mg 3.44%
    • Sodium: 291 mg 12.15%
    • Calcium: 67 mg 6.68%
    • Potassium: 169 mg 4.82%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.53%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 11 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.06%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 3.31%
    • Vitamin C 2.34%
    • Vitamin D 1.3%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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