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
Ingredients
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.

9 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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).

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  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:
    monix123@gmail.com

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  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.

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  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!

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  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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