Every Tuesday we will be posting a True Blood inspired recipe for you to add to your recipe collections. Today's recipe is Lettie Mae's Holy Hoecakes.
Makes: 8 hoecakes, 2 to 4 servings
4 slices bacon
1 cup white cornmeal
½ tsp. salt
1 ¼ cups boiling water
Cane or maple syrup
1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towels; reserve for another use. Heat 2 tbsp. bacon drippings over medium-high heat until very hot; reserve remaining drippings.
2.Whisk cornmeal and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in boiling water until mixture is smooth; set aside.
3. Spoon 2 tbsp. cornmeal mixture into skillet; gently flatten mixture with back of a spoon into a 4-inch circle. Repeat process with additional batter, cooking hoecakes in batches 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Transfer cakes to a platter; cover and keep warm. Add reserved drippings to skillet as needed to cook remaining cakes. Serve with cane or maple syrup.