johnny cake

March 11, 2010

I am a sucker for packaging. Especially when the box has a recipe on it that I would like to try. And that is how I ended up with a box of Kenyon’s Stone Ground White Corn Meal; complete with recipe for Johnny Cakes.

It is a simple recipe. Add boiling water to corn, salt and sugar. Make a thick dough, and fry in oil (6 minutes the first side, 5 minutes the second!).

And the finished result? Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside. A little like “clumps,” or fried leftover cream of wheat (a childhood favorite), but maybe not as good. I think that I need to work on the recipe a little more. Or at least on the frying process. It says that you can thin out the batter with milk or water, and this might make a more manageable batter to work with.

I ate my stack of Johnny Cakes with Heli’s apricot jam and a little cup of coffee. I used about 1/3 of the jar on my little stack of cakes…

Now my belly is full, and I am ready to clean house, aided by sunshine and “balmy” fresh air!

2 Responses to “johnny cake”

  1. Sankari Says:

    What a delicious looking breakfast Torrey!!! YUM-O!!!

  2. heli Says:


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