Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Corn Cakes

I made a quick chili with tomatoes, white kidney beans, mushrooms, onions, garlic, olives and roasted red peppers today. It was super-yummy with the corn cakes I made. I found the corn cakes at http://vegandad.blogspot.com. I have some ideas how to change up the corn cakes though. I would like to do some with hot peppers in them to make them more spicy, some with corn in them to make them more corny and some with applesauce to make them sweeter. Hmm . . . all kinds of ideas. I would also like to try baking some in the oven.


Corn Cakes

Makes 6
INGREDIENTS
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp boiling water
- 1 tbsp canola oil

METHOD
Heat a thin layer of oil in a frying pan over medium to med-hi heat
1. Whisk cornmeal, baking powder, flax, and sugar in a medium bowl. Add boiling water and mix until just moistened. Add canola and stir to incorporate. The batter will thicken a bit as the cornmeal absorbs more water, so add more water if needed.
2. Spoon equal portions of batter into the hot oil, and press into patties. (This is what the original recipe calls for, but I actually found it easier to wet my hands and pat the dough/batter into patties). Cook for 2-3 mins each side, until golden, then drain on paper.

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