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  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 10 to 12 (3-inch) johnnycakes;
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1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup Carpenter's Johnnycake Meal

1 cup boiling water

3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Bacon grease or corn oil, for frying

Butter, as an accompaniment


  1. Combine sugar and salt with meal in large mixing bowl. Scald with boiling water and stir well. Thin immediately with milk to a mixture that will drop easily from spoon (additional milk may be necessary: mixture should be consistency of thin mashed potato).
  2. Drop by the spoonful onto medium hot griddle greased with 1 to 2 tablespoons of bacon grease or corn oil (do not let griddle get dry). Cook 5 to 6 minutes on each side until a brown, crunchy crust is formed and inside is soft. Serve hot with butter.