We’re smack dab in the middle of corn season, and my CSA won’t stop sending me boxes full of corn. Fortunately, not only
do I adore corn, but it also happens to be one of the few vegetables that everyone seems to agree on (go ahead – name one person that doesn’t like corn). There’s a million ways to eat corn, but one of the fastest, most fun ways to prepare corn is to quickly mix together a batter for all-American, hot griddle corn cakes. Yep – fresh corn kernels bursting with flavor, crunchy cornmeal, a sharp kick of cheese, and the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Best of all, they’re versatile. Using basic kitchen ingredients, you can easily make a little – or a lot. Try making them instead of
pancakes when corn is in season. Or, top small corn cakes with a little sour cream and chives for a warm appetizer. While you’re at it, remember to make some extra batter for dinner. Yum.
Best Way to Get Corn Off The Cob
the edges get wonderfully crispy.
Farmhouse Corn Cakes
Ingredients Fresh corn kernels from 2 ears corn 1 large egg 1/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup yellow or white cornmeal 1/3 cup of your favorite cheese (jack, mozzarella, cheddar, gruyere, etc) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 1/2 teaspoon salt A few good turns of freshly ground pepper Preparation 1. Pulse first 4 ingredients in a food processor 3 to 4 times or just until corn is coarsely chopped. (I like having corn chunks in mine) 2. Stir together flour and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in corn mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened. 3. Spoon batter for each cake onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or large nonstick skillet to form 5-inch cakes (do not spread or flatten cakes). Cook cakes 3 to 4 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Turn and cook other sides 2 to 3 minutes. 4. Garnish with tomatoes, sour cream, avocado, or a dash of hot sauce. Be creative! Makes approx. six 5″ wide corn cakes
This is a (heavily) modified version of Fresh Corn Cakes from Southern Living Magazine