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Southern Johnny Cakes (Hoe Cakes)

These Southern Johnny Cakes aka Hoe Cakes would be a great alternative to your everyday pancake – Made with cornmeal , with a touch of sugar and nutmeg – Light , Fluffy with a delicious crisp edge. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 491 kcal
Author Imma

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (128 grams) flour
  • 1 cup (120 grams) cornmeal
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons (10 grams) baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons (28.12 grams) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5.69 grams) salt
  • 3/4 cup (128 grams) milk
  • 1/2 cup (236.59 gram) water
  • 1/3 cup (75 grams) melted butter
  • 1 teaspoons (4.20 grams) vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon (0.011 grams) nutmeg
  • Butter or oil for frying

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix cornmeal , flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg , and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in milk, water, egg, vanilla and melted butter . Through mix until pancake mixture is smooth
  2. Heat a lightly oiled cast iron or frying pan over medium high heat. Scoop about 2 tablespoons each of the batter onto the cast.
  3. Fry each Johnny cake until brown and crisp; turn with a spatula, and then brown the other side.
  4. Remove and serve immediately with syrup and/or butter .

Recipe Notes

  1. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.