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Hot Water Hoecakes

Yield about 20


  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • About 1/2 cup milk
  • Butter

How to Make It

  1. Stir cornmeal slowly into boiling water in a saucepan. Add shortening, salt, egg, and enough milk to make a stiff batter. Shape into small 1/2-inchthick cakes. Fry on a hot greased griddle until golden brown, turning once. Serve hot with butter.

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