Breakfast, Main Course

Johnny Cakes

September 18, 2018

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to show you a tasty Johnny Cakes recipes.  If you’ve never had one before, its the glorious combo of cornbread meets pancake. SO GOOD, so simple, and a definite must-try. Let’s dive in.

Begin roasting two large green chilis using a kitchen torch or broiler. 

Roast all sides until they begin the char.

Cover the roasted chilis and let them steam.

While that steams, add 1/2 cup of cornmeal to a mixing bowl.

Add 1/2 cup of semolina, 1/4 cup of cake flour…

…2 tsp of baking powder, 2 tbsp of sugar…

..and 1/2 cup of milk.

Next, add in two whole eggs, but save the egg whites of one egg and add that to a separate bowl and set aside.

Mix ingredients well and set aside.

Begin whipping the egg whites with 2-3 tbsp of honey…

…until they form soft peaks.

Now that the chilis are steamed, deseed them as much as possible and give them a solid dice.

Add the diced chilis to the batter and give this a quick mix.

Next, you are going to gently fold in the honey whipped egg whites.

Once combined, add 1 tbsp of butter to a hot skillet.

Pour in the batter until three-quarters of the skillet is filled.

Cook for a few minutes on medium heat. 

Transfer to a 375°F oven for about 10 minutes…

…or until the top of the cake is golden brown.

Lastly, top with a dollop of sour cream…

…freshly sliced scallions…

…cracked pepper…

…a drizzle of honey…

…and salt to taste.  ENJOY!

Johnny Cakes

Johnny Cakes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup semolina
  • 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 green chilis

Instructions

  1. Begin roasting two large green chilis using a kitchen torch or broiler.  Roast all sides until they begin the char. Cover the roasted chilis and let them steam.
  2. While that steams, add 1/2 cup of cornmeal to a mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of semolina, 1/4 cup of cake flour, 2 tsp of baking powder, 2 tbsp of sugar, and 1/2 cup of milk. Next, add in two whole eggs, but save the egg whites of one egg and add that to a separate bowl and set aside. Mix ingredients well and set aside.
  3. Begin whipping the egg whites with 2-3 tbsp of honey until they form soft peaks.
  4. Now that the chilis are steamed, deseed them as much as possible and give them a solid dice. Add the diced chilis to the batter and give this a quick mix.
  5. Next, you are going to gently fold in the honey whipped egg whites.
  6. Once combined, add 1 tbsp of butter to a hot skillet. Pour in the batter until three-quarters of the skillet is filled. Cook for a few minutes on medium heat.  Transfer to a 375°F oven for about 10 minutes, or until the top of the cake is golden brown.
  7. Lastly, top with a dollop of sour cream, freshly sliced scallions, cracked pepper, a drizzle of honey, and salt to taste.  ENJOY!
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