from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly Southern U.S. See johnnycake. See Regional Note at johnnycake.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of cornbread or cornmeal cake, made of water and salt. It was originally baked before the fire or in the ashes on a hoe, now it is fried in cooking oil in a skillet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cake of Indian meal, water, and salt, baked before the fire or in the ashes; -- so called because often cooked on a hoe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Coarse bread, generally in the form of a thin cake, made of Indian meal, water, and salt: originally that cooked on the broad, thin blade of a cotton-field hoe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. thin usually unleavened johnnycake made of cornmeal; originally baked on the blade of a hoe over an open fire (southern)
This recipe is a take on the Southern hoecake, which is often made only with cornmeal.
Yes, mam, de spider got three legs dat it sets on en de griddle, dat what I makes dese little thin kind of hoecake on.
But they started to cook with it, beginning with native fry cake, which they called hoe bread or hoecake.
I have been wondering for nearly 4 years what a hoecake was.
How did I get to be 71 years old without eating a single hoecake?
Ingredients in Paula Deen's hoecake mix: yellow cornmeal, unbleached flour, buttermilk, sugar, baking powder
I have a Paula Dean hoecake mix, I guess I have to make it now.
I've never had a hoecake but always wanted to try them ... what a perfect way to eat them!
"There's not that big of a gap between a piece of fried chicken and a waffle and chicken with a biscuit or a hoecake."
He finished his last hoecake, wiped his hands on his pants, went out behind a tree himself, then walked back into the schoolroom and resumed lessons.