In the initial couple of days of the power outage from Hurricane Sandy I attempted to use all of our fresh, refrigerated food. We live in a two-family home upstairs; my mom & pop-in-law live downstairs. We had breakfast together every day. My in-laws have a percolator & make coffee, I made these old camping/Southern great -griddle corncakes - one morning after lighting the gas burner by hand (this, btw, terrifies me). These are delish!
Griddle Corncakes Recipe
- 2 c yellow cornmeal
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 c water, plus more if needed
- 1/3 c canola oil, for frying
In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, baking powder, & salt.
In another bowl whisk the egg & 1 c water until smooth. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, using as few strokes as possible. The consistency should be lumpy like pancake batter.
Heat the oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Ladle 1/4c of batter into the heated skillet for each corncake.
Cook the corncakes until they bubble on top & are brown on the bottoms & along the edges, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and brown the other side, for another 2 - 3 minutes. Serve immediately topped with a pat of butter!
*Sorry there is no "after" picture. My camera battery died & I had no way to recharge :( Sigh, Sandy.