Rosemary-Garlic Journey Cakes

These cakes were an early version of road food. Workers in the field or travelers would tuck several into their pockets for a simple meal. You can purchase rice flour at health food stores.


Makes 20 cakes

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 cups cold, cooked aromatic rice
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups rice flour
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh or dried rosemary
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
2 teaspoons salt
Peanut oil


Stir together rice and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl.

Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 inch into a large, heavy skillet; heat to 350°.

Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls into hot oil; fry in batches 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on wire racks over paper towels. Serve immediately.


Meredith Coxe, Darlington, South Carolina,

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