Mary is my mom, and johnny cake is an old-fashioned name for corn bread, which I think was once popular to eat because it was cheap to make and quick - no yeast or rising time required. Still useful features today! It is a staple of Southern living and one of my favorite recipes from childhood.
| ||corn oil|| 1/4 cup|
|(or vegetable oil)|
|Mix all ingredients, barely.|
|Grease or spray a 2-inch deep baking dish, then fill it with the cornbread mixture.|
|Bake at 425°F for 20 minutes, or until the top starts to look golden brown. It's wonderful with butter and great paired with soup or stew.|