When we travel, I love to research local foods and try them out. It’s funny that I don’t put the same effort in close to home. Boston baked beans? Never had em’. Boston Cream
Cake Pie, not so much. Being in New England I do enjoy some classics like “chowda”, but I am going to make it a mission to try out some more of my own regional specialties (is it too early for a New Year’s Resolution?) Now I just need to figure out what they are and make a list!
These cornmeal griddle cakes are a version of johnnycakes, originating in Rhode Island. Regretfully, even living so close by, I never enjoyed these tasty pancake alternatives. They are kind of a flat cornbread cooked on a griddle. They come together super fast, so we were even able to enjoy these on a weekday morning.
You may recognize the scallion cheddar combination from my Zucchini Cheddar Muffins. It is such a delicious combination of flavors, I figured why reinvent the wheel?
I served it up with a side of turkey breakfast sausage, but I think next time maple glazed bacon crumbled on top would be incredible. The kids chose to add a bit of maple syrup on theirs, which was fine with me since the batter contained no sweetener.