“Johnnycake brought west. From the Mississippi Valley chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947. Vegetarian if vegetable shortening is used.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
8-10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons fat, melted (bacon fat adds flavor, but lard, butter or vegetable shortening may also be used)
  • 2 cups water, boiling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine corn meal, salt and fat; add boiling water and beat thoroughly.
  3. Spread batter in pie plates 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until crisp and brown.
  5. Serve hot with butter, gravy or as a side to stews.

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