Thursday, July 22, 2010

Johnny Cakes

Sweet and oh so good.

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 cups boiling water
grapeseed oil for frying

In a medium bowl, combine the cornmeal, salt, and sugar and mix well. Slowly stir in the water, mixing until smooth. Add up to 3 tbsp of additional water if the mixture is too thick.

On a griddle or large skillet, heat a thin layer of oil over medium heat, adding enough oil to coat. Drop large tbsp of the batter onto the hot griddle and cook until small bubbles appear on the top, about 5 minutes. Do not burn. Flip the johnnycakes and cook until the second side is browned another 4 to 5 minutes.

Top with earth balance and maple syrup.

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