Sunday, October 04, 2009

Corn cakes

We are getting lots of luscious cobs of sweetcorn in the veg boxes at present, so I have been searching out new recipes to use them. I found this in my Two Fat Ladies cookery book and cooked some for Saturday lunch:

Corn Griddle Cakes
8oz (225g) plain flour
1½ tsp baking powder
>¼ tsp paprika
>½ tsp salt
6oz (175g) fresh sweetcorn kernels
1 egg, beaten
4fl oz (125ml) milk
2 tbsp melted butter
Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl. Combine the sweetcorn, egg and milk, add to flour mixture and mix well. Then add the melted butter. Spoon onto a hot griddle, using 2 or 3 tbsp of mixture for each cake. Cook until bubbles show on the surface, then turn cakes over and cook until golden brown.

They were delicious and I will be adding them to my quick and easy standby meals.

Today, I made Nigel Slater's Smoked haddock chowder with leeks and sweetcorn, but I used smoked cod. What next? There are more corn cobs in the latest veg box so recipe suggestions gratefully accepted.


  1. Do you think these would work with frozen corn?
    Can't get fresh fresh here [if that makes sense!]
    they look rather yummy

  2. Val
    Yes, the recipe said that frozen or even canned corn would do. The leftover griddle cakes made lovely savoury scones.

  3. I'm going to copy the recipe and make them very soon, only with frozen corn. Yum! Thanks, Maureen. I was so fond of those women as a team.

  4. Nan
    According to the book, this is an American recipe so it really belongs to you! I always enjoyed watching the duo and miss their programmes.

  5. I have a recipe for a Pennsylvania-German chicken corn soup with revels (tiny, easy-to-make dumplings). It's very good, especially on cold days. If you're interested, I can send you the recipe in an email. (Fresh or frozen corn can be used).

  6. Yes please, Jodi. I think my email is visible at the top of the blog but here it is again, just to be sure:

  7. I love corn and will be giving these a go. I also love it as it comes on the cob with butter, salt and pepper...except when it gets stuck between my teeth.

  8. Rattling On
    That is my favourite too, lots of butter and black pepper! Unfortunately the resident almost-93-year-old requires less demanding food!

  9. Those sound yummy! My sister is coming next week and I think I will make these for her. :) I used to love watching Two Fat Ladies.


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