Hoecakes, sometime called Johnny Cakes, are an old Southern favorite that can be made many different ways. Some serve hoecakes as bread, some serve with various sweets as a dessert or snack. And many serve them with butter and syrup like pancakes.
Some cooks do not use milk or eggs to make hoecakes but this recipe does and we like it prepared this way. It adds body and a firmer structure to the hoecakes for spreading on butter or other condiments.
Some people like small hoecakes, some like large; the size is up to you but we prefer small 3 to 4 inch diameter hoecakes.