Johnnycakes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Johnnycakes Recipe

Johnnycakes

Recipe by  

"These are though to be the original pancake. Serve them hot with maple syrup. They are also known as hoecakes. Serve hot with honey and butter."

Back
Next
+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 10 johnnycakes Change Servings
ADVERTISEMENT

Directions

  1. Cream the cornmeal, salt, and butter together. Add the milk and enough water to make a moist but firm batter.
  2. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a hot greased griddle, and flatten slightly with the back of a spoon. When brown, turn and cook the other side.
Kitchen-Friendly View
ADVERTISEMENT

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 21, 2007

This recipe works so much better than other johnnycake recipes I have tried. The key is to get the hot water at or near boiling, and otherwise, it's pretty foolproof.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 18, 2008

No offense to our forefathers or the submitter of this recipe, but these weren't very good. Maybe earlier generations had more productive salivary glands than I do because these were so dry that I had to drown them in syrup just to make them palatable. I felt like I had gotten a mouthful of fish fry more than once. The flavor was okay plain, like bland cornbread, but was much better with syrup. I'll keep looking for a moister recipe.

 

50 Ratings

Apr 14, 2003

I love the flavour of cornmeal, it makes all the difference. The pancakes were bit on the buttery side, but taste perfectly wonderful! I had to add quite a bit more water to make the batter manageable though. It was a bit of a problem getting them onto the griddle without making a mess!

 
Apr 14, 2003

I make Fried corn bread all the time,but this had to be the best I have ever made.

 
Apr 14, 2003

As a kid I went through a phase where I completely fell in love with the Little House on the Prairie series. This is an excellent recipe to complement any childhood interest in the pioneers of the old west. Simple and basic, this recipe is fit for a winter meal with sausage and maple syrup.

 
Apr 14, 2003

Served these for breakfast on a cold Scout campout, the scouts couldn't get enough and have added it to their breakfast menu for winter camping.

 
Apr 14, 2003

As expected these are a bit on the dry side. Serve with gigantic glasses of milk.

 
Jul 09, 2007

I tried these for two reasons: 1. I had all the ingredients, 2. I was curious how good this "pioneer food" would actually be. (I have made "hush puppies" in the past and wasn't too enthralled with them.) I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty these johnnycakes really were! My husband and children really loved them. I served them with soup instead of cornbread, and the family ate them all up! Yum!

 

Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:
ADVERTISEMENT

Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 252 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Christmas Dinner
Christmas Dinner

Magnificent main dishes for your holiday table are here, from roast beef to a Christmas goose.

Christmas Appetizers
Christmas Appetizers

Dozens and dozens of appetizers perfect for the winter season.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

Related Videos

Boston Brown Bread III

See how to make traditional Boston brown bread with molasses.

Buttermilk Biscuits

See how to make beautiful, flaky-but-tender buttermilk biscuits.

Chef John’s Mancakes

Do Dad a flavor favor! Cornmeal pancakes with built-in bacon and Cheddar cheese.

Recently Viewed Recipes

 
ADVERTISEMENT
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States