Johnny Cakes

Johnny Cakes

5 from 11 reviews

These delectable little fried cornmeal Johnny Cakes are easy, quick and go well with soup, chili and stew.  Or simply enjoy with a little butter and warm syrup.




  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. In a separate medium bowl whisk together the eggs and buttermilk.  Add the water and melted butter to the egg mixture whisking just until combined.  Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients stirring just until combined.
  3. Heat a little bit of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add 2-3 tablespoons batter for each cake to the pan. Cook until bubbles form on the top and the edges are a deep golden brown. Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown.  For best results serve promptly.


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