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Jamaican Johnny Cake with Eggs & Cheese

Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 people
Author Fallon Brooks


  • 2 Cups All purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Butter or Margarine
  • 1/3 cup Water or Milk You can use milk or water its just as tasty with either.
  • Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  • 4-6 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Cheese of Choice


  • Heat cooking oil at medium heat in a deep skillet.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and butter.
  • Rub the butter into the flour mixture, then add the milk OR water until it dissolved and a dough form is made.
  • Divide the dough base on the size dumplings you would like to make. You can do them flat like mine or do them round like a ball.
    fried-dumplings Johnny Cakes
  • Add dumplings to the frying pot until they are golden brown on all sides. After frying place them on a plate lined with paper towel so that the oil drains onto it.


  • In a skillet add butter and fry the eggs just as how you like them, make sure to add salt pepper and spices (optional) NB. 2 eggs at a time.
  • Place the cheese over the egg for 1 minute to melt.
  • When your done you should end up with roughly, 8 dumplings and 2 seperate fried egg with cheese on top.
  • Cut the egg and cheese in 4 quarters and divide them amoung the dumplings.
  • Garnish with shredded cheese.


  • Make sure the butter is not to hard or melted. When it is soft, it will easily rub in with the dough mixture.
  • If the dough is too hard, add a little more milk or water; If is too soft add more flour.
Johnnycakes Jamaican Fried Dumpling