Fresh Sweet Corn CakesFrom krumkake 8 years ago
- 4 thin slices bacon, diced shopping list
- 2 ears fresh sweet corn shopping list
- 1 or 2 jalapeno peppers (to your liking), cut in half and seeds removed, then diced finely shopping list
- 1 small sweet onion, diced (a good cup or so) shopping list
- ½ cup yellow cornmeal shopping list
- 1 or 2 tablespoons sugar (depending on how sweet you like your corn cakes) shopping list
- 1 teaspoon baking powder shopping list
- ½ teaspoon sea salt shopping list
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda shopping list
- a pinch or more of cayenne pepper (or to your taste) shopping list
- 5 tablespoons buttermilk shopping list
- 1 medium egg shopping list
- 4 ounces grated pepper jack cheese, or Mexican Blend grated cheese shopping list
- Topping: shopping list
- 2 green onions, sliced (whites and part of the greens) shopping list
- 2 ounces crumbled queso fresco cheese shopping list
- salsa, optional shopping list
- guacamole, optional shopping list
- sour cream, optional shopping list
- peanut oil (or whatever oil you prefer to fry in) shopping list
How to make it
- Fry diced bacon in a cast iron skillet (or any heavy skillet that doesn’t have a non-stick coating…pans with non-stick coatings will tend to not give you the browning you want for this recipe).
- Remove bacon from skillet and drain on paper toweling, leaving 2 tablespoons bacon grease in the pan.
- Stand corn cobs on end in a deep bowl and use a very sharp knife to run down the sides of the corn, top to bottom, cutting the kernels from the cob; measure out 1 heaping cup of kernels (save any extra for another use).
- In the hot bacon grease in the skillet, sauté the corn, diced jalapeno, and diced onion until onions turn golden, about 10 to 12 minutes; remove pan from heat and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine corn meal, sugar, baking powder, sea salt, baking soda and cayenne pepper.
- In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg; gently stir into cornmeal mixture just until moistened.
- Add bacon, sautéed veggies and grated cheese to batter, stirring only enough to incorporate all of the ingredients together.
- Return cast iron skillet to medium/medium-high heat, and add oil to generously cover the bottom of the pan.
- When oil is sizzling hot, drop the corn cakes into 4 “patties” in the skillet; fry for approximately 2 minutes, until well browned on bottom; flip corn cakes and fry an additional 2 minutes on the other side.
- NOTE: It is very important to have a very hot oil when you fry the cakes – if the cakes linger too long in the pan to brown, they will become dry. The key is quick, HOT frying!
- Serve immediately, topped with green onions, crumbled cheese, and any other optional toppings
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oh yeah...sounds delicious!jett2whit in Union City loved it
Your pictures are fabulous. Your really getting to be quite the photographer! I love the sound of corn and bacon together. John has good taste, he must, he married you! =) Thank you for the great recipe.michellem in Idaho loved it
I gotta print this one. So I can remember whose fault it is that I'm getting so fat. It can't be my fault. L.lasaf in St. Paul loved it
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