hoe·​cake | \ ˈhō-ˌkāk How to pronounce hoecake (audio) \

Definition of hoecake

: a small cake made of cornmeal

Examples of hoecake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With a spatula, turn the hoecake over and continue cooking another 4-5 minutes, until browned. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Feb. 2021 Place the hoecake on a platter, and set it in the oven to keep warm while making the rest of the batch. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Feb. 2021 Preparing 1 hoecake at a time, drop a scant 1/4 cup of the batter onto the griddle and cook on one side for about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Feb. 2021 Take, for example, the complimentary biscuits atop hoecakes, which are summarily deposited on your table pre-meal. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, 25 Apr. 2018 Southerners who grew up with hoecakes will appreciate the taste and texture immediately. Andy Staples, SI.com, 19 Feb. 2018 The redneck taco—your choice of pork, brisket, sausage, chicken, turkey, or catfish—on a cornbread hoecake is reaching legendary status. Bon Appetit, 1 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of hoecake

1745, in the meaning defined above

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“Hoecake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoecake. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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