Johnny Cakes Made Easy! (And Good:)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Taste and see that

I have looked all over for this simple recipe that I love. Very few ingredients, and easy to follow!

Top Review by casha

Good simple recipe. I added a bit of honey to mine and they were delish. I gave it four stars, the only drawback (and perhaps this is just me) but the consistency was a bit heavier than what I had expected and am accustomed to. Overall, very good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together cornmeal, salt and sugar (if used).
  2. Bring water to a boil and pour over the meal mixture, whisking to prevent lumps. Let the batter rest 10 minutes.
  3. Butter a large skillet or griddle and bring it to about 375 degrees, just to a sizzle (do not burn the butter).
  4. Add enough milk (1/2 to a cup) to the batter to make it the consistency of mashed potatoes, and drop by spoonfuls to make cakes about 2 or 3 inches wide and several inches apart (they will spread).
  5. Let the cakes gently sizzle on the grill for about 6 minutes or as long as 11 minutes until you bring them to a deep golden brown on the bottom and slightly firm on the top, before turning them over.
  6. Add some more butter to the griddle, and/or place a thin pat of butter on each cake, before turning them over and cooking for another 6 minutes (or longer) until they are a deep golden brown color.
  7. Serve with butter and and honey, or maple syrup.

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