“A recipe that I just tossed together and it came out so well that I thought I'd post it! I'm sure you could omit the cheese and peppers and add honey or sugar to make a sweet version of this. You could also add chopped onion, green onions, green chillies, etc for a slightly different flavour. You could also put creamed corn but if you do, I'd probably decrease the amount of milk.”
12-16 johnny cakes

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped finely
  • 12 cup grated tex Mexican blend cheese
  • 4 eggs, beaten slightly
  • oil (for frying)


  1. Put dry ingredients (except for the Jalapeño pepper and cheese in one bowl and wet ingredients in another).
  2. Mix together a little at a time and let sit for fifteen minutes, occasionally stirring.
  3. Then put about a tsp or two of oil in a frying pan and make it hot.
  4. Just before frying the johnny cakes, add the cheese and jalapeño peppers and stir well.
  5. Drop by pot spoons onto a hot griddle just as you would if you were making pancakes. Wait till bubbles form on top and then flip and fry on the other side until golden brown.
  6. Serve with jalapeno dip, sour cream or eat plain.

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