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    Hoe cakes are a traditional Southern cornmeal pancake. They were originally cooked on the blade of a hoe over an open fire.

    2 cups cornmeal
    1 tsp. salt
    2 tbsp. oil
    1 cup boiling water
    1 cup cold waterMix 2 cups cornmeal, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons oil. Add 1 cup boiling water, stir well.
    Thin as needed with cold water to pouring consistency.
    Drop batter on a hot greased griddle.
    Turn to brown on both sides.
    Serve hot and crisp.
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