"These are though to be the original pancake. Serve them hot with maple syrup. They are also known as hoecakes. Serve hot with honey and butter."


servings 144 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.9g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 252 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cream the cornmeal, salt, and butter together. Add the milk and enough water to make a moist but firm batter.
  2. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a hot greased griddle, and flatten slightly with the back of a spoon. When brown, turn and cook the other side.
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  1. 53 Ratings


This recipe works so much better than other johnnycake recipes I have tried. The key is to get the hot water at or near boiling, and otherwise, it's pretty foolproof.

I love the flavour of cornmeal, it makes all the difference. The pancakes were bit on the buttery side, but taste perfectly wonderful! I had to add quite a bit more water to make the batter mana...

I make Fried corn bread all the time,but this had to be the best I have ever made.

As a kid I went through a phase where I completely fell in love with the Little House on the Prairie series. This is an excellent recipe to complement any childhood interest in the pioneers of ...

Served these for breakfast on a cold Scout campout, the scouts couldn't get enough and have added it to their breakfast menu for winter camping.

No offense to our forefathers or the submitter of this recipe, but these weren't very good. Maybe earlier generations had more productive salivary glands than I do because these were so dry tha...

As expected these are a bit on the dry side. Serve with gigantic glasses of milk.

I tried these for two reasons: 1. I had all the ingredients, 2. I was curious how good this "pioneer food" would actually be. (I have made "hush puppies" in the past and wasn't too enthralled w...

the butter in this recipe isn't necessary seenhow they're being cooked in oil/butter as it is. so i didn't use that or the 2 tbsp of boiling water. they came out tasting like i expected them to;...