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Rhode Island Johnny Cakes

Similar to a pancake, Johnny Cakes (or “hoecakes” if you’re from the South) are a delicious cornmeal dish that make a wonderful breakfast.

Serves 2.


  • 1 cup Ground Corn Meal
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • 1 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 1/3 cup Whole Milk


  1. Mix cornmeal, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. On the stove, add milk and water to a pan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat as soon as it starts to boil and stir into cornmeal mixture.
  3. Add the butter, stir and let rest 10 minutes.
  4. Pour small amount onto a griddle and cook 4 minutes or until done. Repeat with remaining batter.
  5. Serve with butter and maple syrup.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 350

Total Fat: 10g

Saturated Fat: 5g

Sodium: 610mg

Potassium: 310mg

Total Carbohydrate: 55g

Dietary Fiber: 5g

Protein: 7.5g

Posted on: February 10, 2015

By: Chef Kevin Doherty

Delaware North

Kevin C. Doherty serves as a regional executive chef for Delaware North Sportservice at TD Garden in Boston, overseeing all culinary operations at the arena, which Delaware North owns and operates.