Thick Scalded Johnnycakes

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Thick Scalded Johnnycakes

1981 April Yankeemagazine

Yield: 18 pieces


  • 1 c white cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 t salt
  • 1 c boiling water
  • 3-4 T milk or cream
  • 1 t sugar or molasses (optional)
  • Butter or nonstick vegetable-oil spray


In a medium-size bowl, combine ingredients (except butter) to the consistency of mashed potatoes, adding more liquid if necessary. Drop by spoonfuls onto a hot, greased griddle; cakes should be 1/2 inch thick and 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Fry 6 to 8 minutes on each side, or until brown, crunchy crust forms.

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