Johnny Cakes

Kathy Sandoz


This is a recipe I created with my grandma in mind. I love to serve them with roast or smothered pork chops ( because GRAVY!) and baby green Lima beans.


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Pan Fry


  • 2 c
    self-rising cornmeal
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    green onions, chopped
  • 2 c
    boiling water
  • 1 c
    cooking oil

How to Make Johnny Cakes


  1. Heat oil in iron skillet or any heavy bottomed skillet to Med-high (hot but not smoking).
  2. Mix first 4 ingredients together.
  3. Add 2 cups boiling water and quickly stir together. Pat by lg. spoonfuls in fingers and place in hot oil. Fry 3-4 at a time for 3 minutes in each side.
  4. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with butter.
  5. *NOTE*
    If you can’t find self-rising cornmeal, use 1 1/2 c. White or yellow cornmeal with 1/2 c. self-rising flour.

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About Johnny Cakes

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Pure country

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