Johnny Cakes2022-06-28T11:13:30-04:00

Johnny Cakes

Presented by Savory Grille


1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cups whole milk
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup duck fat + more as needed

Optional garnishes: Paprika-based seasoning blend; choice of sweet and/or spicy sauce or syrup for drizzling. 


In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and mix in milk and water. Stir the liquid mix into the flour mix until blended. Heat duck fat in a cast iron or other heavy skillet to 350–375°F. Ladle batter into hot fat, making each cake about 3-inches in diameter, and fry for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned and crispy. Remove cakes from pan and drain on paper towels. Dust with spice blend as desired. (If working in batches, add more duck fat to pan and bring up to correct temperature before continuing. Cakes can be kept warm in a 200°F oven.) Plate and accompany with sauce or syrup to preference.   


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