2. A fried bread made from only self rising flour and water that can be used for any part of a meal.
3. Versatile bread that is very common in poor parts of Kentucky and other southern states.
4. Pocakes or poor cakes.
5. Replacement for bread, biscuits, pancakes or cornbread when you don't have the money for the real thing.
The whole slang punchline for this was John saying he wants to start marketing hoecakes for his restaurant because, "Hoes gotta eat too!"