Fresh Corn Cakes
Annabelle Breakey
Yields Makes 16 cakes
AuthorLynn Lloyd, Santa Cruz, CA,
Dress up these cakes with salsa and sour cream and serve as an appetizer. They're also delicious as a side dish, simply smeared with butter. Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a blender or food processor, pulse corn and green onions until chopped but not smooth. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in 2 tbsp. oil and the egg yolks.

Step 2
2

In another large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Add to corn mixture and mix thoroughly but gently.

Step 3
3

In a large clean bowl, whisk or beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold into corn mixture.

Step 4
4

In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, drop large spoonfuls of the corn mixture into pan (do not spread or flatten). Cook until edges begin to set and undersides are browned, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until cakes are browned and cooked through. Cook remaining batter the same way, adding oil as necessary. Serve hot.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cake.

Ingredients

 1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
 1/4 cup chopped green onions
 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
 2 large eggs, separated
 1/4 cup flour
 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Step 1
1

In a blender or food processor, pulse corn and green onions until chopped but not smooth. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in 2 tbsp. oil and the egg yolks.

Step 2
2

In another large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Add to corn mixture and mix thoroughly but gently.

Step 3
3

In a large clean bowl, whisk or beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold into corn mixture.

Step 4
4

In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, drop large spoonfuls of the corn mixture into pan (do not spread or flatten). Cook until edges begin to set and undersides are browned, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until cakes are browned and cooked through. Cook remaining batter the same way, adding oil as necessary. Serve hot.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cake.

Fresh Corn Cakes