Johnnycakes - Anyone have input?
I thought I would like to try making some johnnycakes while I wait for the bird to finish roasting. Joy of Cooking has a straight forward old fashioned recipe. I have no butter in the house and currently there is a blizzard going on so I will substitute duck fat left over from yesterday. How bad can they be?
I have an ancient hand-written Johnnycake recipe handed down from my Grandmother. This was one of my favorite foods as a child, but it was only served on the rare occasion that a parent bought stone ground corn. It was always served with warmed Vermont Maple Syrup in a glass pitcher sometimes with fresh picked wild blueberries or strawberries on the side.
I have never considered a meat fat as an addition, but now I might need to try it.