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Johnny Cakes

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Eaten with a traditional breakfast such as Ackee and Salt Fish, these cakes, originally called “Journey Cakes,” are served with meat and seafood on many Caribbean islands.

Makes6 to 8 cakes (4 to 6 servings)

Cooking Methodpan-frying

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

One Pot MealYes

Recipe Courseside dish

Dietary Considerationpeanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealbreakfast

Taste and Texturebuttery, crisp

Type of Dishquickbreads

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup water, approximately
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter. Add just enough water to achieve a stiff, smooth dough. Shape the cakes into 2-inch-wide discs.

  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat until it is very hot. Fry the cakes in the hot oil until they are brown on both sides, 5 to 7 minutes.

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