Fat Johnny’s Cheesy Cornbread

Chez John (aka Fat Johnny) turns out some mighty darned good grub (check out his awesome food blog at Fat Johnny’s Front Porch). Like his Fat Johnny’s cheesy cornbread, one of our all-time favorites. We absolutely love the addition of sweet corn to cornbread. It not only adds a little ‘pop’ to every bite, it adds a sweetness and it helps keep the cornbread moist. The cornbread cooks up perfectly. Soft and moist with an incredible cheesy flavor, this is nothing but fantastic.

Fat Johnny's Cheesy Cornbread

Just about anything can be added to Fat Johnny’s cheesy cornbread. Try finely chopped cooked Mexican chorizo. Or ham or bacon. Or broccoli. Really, anything. But at least the first time, you have to make it the way Chef makes it because it’s out-of-this-world fantastic. You won’t want to make cornbread any other way again.

We cooked the cornbread in round pans, but of course you can use muffin tins instead. You can also use a cast iron skillet. The cornbread might cook quicker in tins, so keep an eye on it after about 15 minutes of cooking. Just slide a toothpick into the centers. If it comes out clean, the cornbread is ready to take out and serve!

Fat Johnny's Cheesy Cornbread
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Fat Johnny’s Cheesy Cornbread

We absolutely love the addition of sweet corn to cornbread. The cornbread cooks up perfectly. Soft and moist with an incredible cheesy flavor.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy, cornbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 284kcal
Author Chez John

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 F.
  • Set out two medium bowls.
  • In one bowl, gently stir together all of the wet ingredients.
  • In the other bowl stir together the dry ingredients.
  • Fold the wet ingredients into the dry, forming a batter. If it’s too clumpy add more buttermilk, a little at a time, and stir.
  • Pour batter into a muffin tin or pie pan.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 361IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Kaw-Cajun 4-Bean Salad

This Kaw-Cajun 4-bean salad is an incredible take on a traditional bean salad. Chez John (of Fat Johnny’s Front Porch fame) gave me this recipe a few years ago. It has become a favorite of ours. It’s not the beans that set this salad apart from the rest, it’s the dressing. Who would’ve thought that tomato soup in a bean salad would be so good that you’d just want to drink the liquid all day?

Kaw-Cajun 4-Bean Salad

This recipe for Kaw-Cajun 4-Bean salad makes a pretty good sized batch, but you’ll want to double or triple it for a big family get-together. And be sure to make it a day ahead, because the beans get even happier after an all-night soak in the dressing.

Also try my southern kidney bean salad and my tangy bean salad. And my all-time classic favorite, my mom’s bean salad.

Kaw-Cajun 4-Bean Salad
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Kaw-Cajun 4-Bean Salad

This Kaw-Cajun 4-bean salad is an incredible take on a traditional bean salad. Who would’ve thought that tomato soup in a bean salad would be so good?
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword bean salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 495kcal
Author Chez John

Ingredients

For the dressing

For the salad

  • 2 cans green beans drained
  • 1 can wax beans drained
  • 1 can kidney beans rinsed, drained
  • 1 can lima beans drained
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cups celery diced, along with some of the leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 4 ounce pimentos with liquid

Instructions

For the dressing

  • Add all ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil. Stir to make sure the sugar is dissolved completely. Remove from heat.

For the salad

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add dressing and stir to coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 753mg | Potassium: 749mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Kaw-Cajun Comeback Sauce

I put Kaw-Cajun Comeback sauce on just about anything. Po boys. Regular sandwiches (making them not just regular!). Wraps. Anything.

Kaw-Cajun Comeback Sauce

This recipe for Kaw-Cajun Comeback sauce comes from Chez John from Fat Johnny’s Front Porch. Do not omit the grated onion and garlic – they really make this sauce a keeper. If you cannot find Cajun Power Sauces where you are you can order them online. Although you can substitute other sauces, this sauce is best made with Cajun Power. It’s also fantastic on chicken wings.

Here are some of our favorite uses for this sauce.

“Cheater” Popcorn Shrimp Po boy
Chicken Nugget Po Boy
Crunchy Tilapia Po Boy
Grilled Smoked Sausage Po Boy
Hamburger Po Boy
Roasted Black Pepper Shrimp Po Boy
Smoked Pulled Pork Po Boy
Taco Po Boy

Cheater Crispy Chicken Po Boy
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Kaw-Cajun Comeback Sauce

Put this sauce on every sandwich you make!
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword Cajun, sauce
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Calories 299kcal
Author Chez John

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients. Refrigerate for at least one hour before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 505mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.