Bacon and Cheddar Cornmeal Johnnycakes Recipe

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Bacon and Cheddar Cornmeal Johnnycakes
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  1. Preheat the oven to 200°; have ready a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the bacon and cook, stirring, until crisp and golden, about 6 minutes.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain.
  5. Pour off and reserve the fat, leaving a thin film of fat in the pan.
  6. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and 2 tablespoons of the reserved bacon fat.
  8. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and whisk just until combined.
  9. Fold in the bacon and cheese.
  10. Reheat the frying pan over medium heat until hot.
  11. For each johnnycake, pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan and cook until bubbles form on the surface, about 1 1/2 minutes.
  12. Flip and cook the other side until golden, about 1 minute more.
  13. Transfer to the baking sheet and keep warm in the oven.
  14. Repeat until all the batter is used, greasing the pan with more reserved fat, as needed.
  15. Serve the johnnycakes piping hot, with plenty of butter and honey.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 433.51 Kcal (1815 kJ)
Calories from fat 153.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.01g 26%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 564.35mg 24%
Potassium 461.37mg 10%
Total Carbs 54.3g 18%
Sugars 5.72g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3.9g 16%
Protein 18.21g 36%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 20%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Calcium 385.5mg 39%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 178.11 Kcal (746 kJ)
Calories from fat 62.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.99g 26%
Cholesterol 51.36mg 42%
Sodium 231.86mg 24%
Potassium 189.55mg 10%
Total Carbs 22.31g 18%
Sugars 2.35g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 16%
Protein 7.48g 36%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 20%
Iron 0.9mg 12%
Calcium 158.4mg 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.3
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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