Okra Laced Hoecakes

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Okra Laced Hoecakes Okra Laced Hoecakes

Servings: 8 servings
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Nonstick butter spray
2 cups all-purpose cornmeal
2 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sliced, about 1/8-inch, thin rounds okra
Vegetable oil





Spray pan with a nonstick butter spray, heat griddle to medium-high, so it gets hot.

Mix together the cornmeal, water, and salt, and allow mixture to sit for a few minutes. The batter should be very thin. Add sliced okra and stir together.

Reduce heat to no higher than medium. Add 3 tablespoons vegetable oil and pour batter into center of griddle, allowing it to spread to sides. The “lace” will form a crispy edge.

*Cook’s Note: Use the “inverted plate on top” technique to flip hoecake.

* When the edges are slightly brown, place a wet glass plate over the hoecake. With a dishcloth, grab the handle of the pan, flip the pan and hoecake onto the plate. Slide the hoecake off the plate back in the pan to cook the other side, until golden brown.

Stir the batter and add oil to the pan before making your next hoecake. Serve with butter.

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By Anonymous on April 12, 2013


I love all of your recipes

By Anonymous on April 12, 2013


These are so wonderful! I used sliced jalapenos, black olives and corn because I didnt have the okra. So addicting, I couldnt stop eating! I also used the reg plain corn meal.

By Annette Illert on March 18, 2013


Very good. I'm not sure what "all purpose" cornmeal is, I just used cornmeal. They turned out great and would fix again. Be prepared to start this well ahead of your meal as it's rather time consuming like fixing pancakes. Due to the oil splatter, be prepared for cleanup. Next time, I'll use a light spray instead. I used more salt since I was using the okra and it made a great side for dinner. These would also be good with just about anything added to them for any meal. These would be great with fruit added and drizzled with honey. 5 stars.

By Rosey on March 12, 2013


I saw this recipe on "Paula's Best Dishes". It looked great and she kept eating it until it was gone! I tried it that night, and my family loved it! My two boys are picky eaters, and they asked for seconds! This is a great southern recipe that has become a favorite in my home. Thanks Paula!

By Amy Williams on August 07, 2011


Hey Julie! The "all-purpose cornmeal" that Paula referred to on the show is sold in the grocery stores as a corn meal mix. Martha White, White Lily and Aunt Jemima all sell one. We are so sorry to hear about your accident, but very glad that Paula could help you get through it and very excited that you are cooking!

By Libbie Summers, Senior Food Editor for Paula Deen on July 04, 2011


I saw you on TV the other day and wanted to try your Okra Hoe Cakes. Laced Okra Hoe Cakes calls for all-purpose cornmeal, I have never heard of it. What brand are you using and where did you purchase it? I live in Georgia and have never seen it at Kroger, Publix, Walmart, or Ingles. Thank you for your assistance. I really love watching you on Food NetWork. I never cooked until I had a bad auto accident 2 years ago and started watching your show. It has given me something to do since I am not able to work as a forensic accountant anymore. We only live once so keep the butter coming! My Grandmother used it, my mother used it and both churned their own.

By Julie on June 24, 2011


some kinda good.I give it a perfect score

By Anonymous on February 25, 2010

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