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wanderingjew

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What a great way to break a diet! Sun, 08/8/10 8:35 PM (permalink)
Yesterday was my last designated cheat day before I start my upcoming trip a week from Thursday..

My friend was sponsoring the kiddish at Historic Touro Synagogue in Newport, so before I went for services (this isn't something I normally do on a regular basis) I decided to  walk to  Jiggers Diner (is there any other way of getting there?)  for a breakfast of champions.



Jonnycakes and a Side bacon!
(taken on my cell phone)


A great way to begin a Saturday morning
 
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    mr chips

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    Re:What a great way to break a diet! Sun, 08/8/10 8:39 PM (permalink)
    Looks good, WJ.
     
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      Trebor K

      Re:What a great way to break a diet! Sun, 08/8/10 10:58 PM (permalink)
      As a long time member of RF and usually enjoying your posts WJ, nothing from nothing, but imo it seems a bit odd to smuggle bacon into a historic synagogue that way and then proudly advertise it.
      <message edited by Trebor K on Sun, 08/8/10 11:01 PM>
       
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        MiamiDon

        Re:What a great way to break a diet! Mon, 08/9/10 5:01 AM (permalink)
        Jonnycakes.  THAT'S what I need to have for breakfast in New England!  I've never seen one "live".
         
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          leethebard

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          Re:What a great way to break a diet! Mon, 08/9/10 8:56 AM (permalink)
          I've heard the name...but NEVER have seen a jonnycake on a menu...so I've never had one...googled and learned it was an old early american dish learned from native americans..and is basically fried corn meal...any one make them and can give me some tips on how to prepare a batch? Sounds interesting...I'll assume no menu in New Jersey has them!!
           
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            MiamiDon

            Re:What a great way to break a diet! Mon, 08/9/10 10:00 AM (permalink)
            leethebard


            I've heard the name...but NEVER have seen a jonnycake on a menu...so I've never had one...googled and learned it was an old early american dish learned from native americans..and is basically fried corn meal...any one make them and can give me some tips on how to prepare a batch? Sounds interesting...I'll assume no menu in New Jersey has them!!


            I bet that over in the Recipes & Cooking Techniques forum there is someone who could help you.
             
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              6star

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              Re:What a great way to break a diet! Mon, 08/9/10 11:24 AM (permalink)
              From checking the recipes at Cooks.com ( http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,johnny_cake,FF.html ), I would say that johnnycakes are nothing more than a form of cornmeal mush.
               
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                leethebard

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                Re:What a great way to break a diet! Mon, 08/9/10 11:30 AM (permalink)
                Found several recipes earlier this morning...combined them as I saw fit...and made them for a late breakfast ....great treat...had it with bacon and enjoyed it! Thanks.
                 
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                  mar52

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                  Re:What a great way to break a diet! Mon, 08/9/10 12:39 PM (permalink)
                  You went in to Shul with bacon on your breath?

                  A Shonda!

                  <I'd do it in a heartbeat!>
                   
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                    Foodbme

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                    Re:What a great way to break a diet! Mon, 08/9/10 1:46 PM (permalink)
                    Trebor K


                    As a long time member of RF and usually enjoying your posts WJ, nothing from nothing, but imo it seems a bit odd to smuggle bacon into a historic synagogue that way and then proudly advertise it.


                    It's Kosher Bacon!
                     
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                      Foodbme

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                      Re:What a great way to break a diet! Mon, 08/9/10 2:01 PM (permalink)
                      Here's an upscale Johnnycake Recipe from Bobby Flay:

                      Stone Crab Johnny Cakes with Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette
                      Recipe Courtesy Bobby Flay
                      Prep Time: 40 min Inactive Prep Time:10 min
                      Cook Time: 12 min
                      Serves: 4 servings
                      Ingredients
                      Johnny Cakes:
                      3/4 cups stone ground yellow cornmeal 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 1/4 cups boiling water 4 tablespoons unsalted butter Directions
                      Combine the yellow cornmeal, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Add the boiling water and stir until combined. Set aside for 10 minutes.
                      Melt a few tablespoons of the butter on a cast iron griddle, cast iron pan or nonstick pan over medium heat. Add the batter by 1/4 cupfuls a few at a time, smooth the tops lightly, if necessary. Cook until golden brown on both sides and just cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining butter and batter. Yields about five 3-inch round cakes.
                      Stone Crab & Vinaigrette:
                      2 tablespoon grainy mustard 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Honey, to taste 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 pounds stone crabs, meat removed from shells and coarsely chopped 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion (green and pale green part) 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro Tarragon leaves, for garnish Combine the mustards, vinegar, tarragon, salt, pepper and a few tablespoons of water in a blender and blend until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add the extra virgin oil and blend until emulsified, season with honey to taste.
                      Heat the canola oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the crab meat and cook just to heat through. Add the green onion, cilantro and salt and pepper and cook for 30 seconds longer. Divide the crab meat among the Johnnycakes and drizzle with some of the vinaigrette. Garnish with tarragon leaves.
                       
                       
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                        Wistah

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                        Re:What a great way to break a diet! Mon, 08/9/10 7:42 PM (permalink)
                        For a real treat, go online and order some white corn Johnnycake meal from Kenyon's Grist Mill in Rhode Island. I buy it right at the mill and make Johnnycakes with it (very simple recipe - only cornmeal, salt, boiling water, and butter for frying). The fresh ground white corn meal adds a whole new dimension taste-wise.

                        I have not gotten to Jiggers yet, but I hope to soon. Another option for authentic RI Johnnycakes is Oatley's Restaurant in Exeter - they use the white corn Johnnycake meal from Kenyon's.

                        Steve
                         
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                          TJ Jackson

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                          Re:What a great way to break a diet! Tue, 06/11/13 9:29 AM (permalink)
                          what is source of kosher bacon can tell you me?
                           
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                            Michael Hoffman

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                            Re:What a great way to break a diet! Tue, 06/11/13 11:50 AM (permalink)
                            TJ Jackson


                            what is source of kosher bacon can tell you me?

                            Kroger has it in the kosher section.
                            (Hint: It's beef.)

                             
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                              TJ Jackson

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                              Re:What a great way to break a diet! Tue, 06/11/13 11:56 AM (permalink)
                              (Hint: you were supposed to answer with a badly disjointed sentence)
                               
                              (we would also accept an answer that directed me to Talia's steak house for their kosher bacon special)
                              <message edited by TJ Jackson on Tue, 06/11/13 11:58 AM>
                               
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