Hot-Water Hoecakes

Yes, these little cakes were originally cooked on a (clean) hoe over a campfire. They must be served hot, preferably with butter and salsa or honey.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white cornmeal
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  • In medium bowl, combine cornmeal, salt, and chili powder. Add water and stir to combine. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Add butter to hot skillet and drop cornmeal batter in tablespoon amounts onto hot butter. Cook 2–3 minutes until golden; turn and cook 2–3 minutes on the other side. Serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white cornmeal
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  • In medium bowl, combine cornmeal, salt, and chili powder. Add water and stir to combine. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Add butter to hot skillet and drop cornmeal batter in tablespoon amounts onto hot butter. Cook 2–3 minutes until golden; turn and cook 2–3 minutes on the other side. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories140
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium210mg
Total Carbohydrate18g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars0g
Protein2g