It's said that the origin of the name "hoecake" is from the field-hand method of pouring cornmeal-heavy hotcake batter onto the blade of a hoe and cooking it over a fire. We just know that we are total ho's for the hoecakes at Hoover's Cooking, celebrating 10 years in their popular Manor Road location. Like so many things Southern, chef Hoover Alexander knows his hoes: The perfect balance of sweet and savory, smooth and grit, these crispy-edged, tender treats sop up syrup and make bacon a sidekick like nothing else.
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