Food Fest 5, Corn, White Corn, Corn Cakes, Donna Hay, Food Blog, Food Blog Event, Dinner Tonight

I followed some crumbs from MattBites, last week, over to the weekly food blog event, Food Fest. Food Fest is co-hosted by Margaret of A Way to Garden and Deb over at Dinner Tonight. Each week they pick a vegetable that is in season and we the readers and chefs get to create something to eat! This weeks challenge was corn.

Food Fest 5, Corn, White Corn, Corn Cakes, Donna Hay, Food Blog, Food Blog Event, Dinner Tonight

We don’t eat a lot of corn around our house, even though, summer white corn has got to be the best! Sweet, succulent, you don’t even need to cook it! I chose a Donna Hay recipe, for Corn Cakes; which, I did change around a bit – no bacon, I added some whole kernels to give it texture and I did not fry until thoroughly cooked thru, I baked them rest of the way. I thought it would go nicely with the Black Cod that I was going to coat with crushed Fresh Garam Masala and then slow roast. Guess what, it did!!!

Verdict – the Corn Cakes rocked! Sweet but not dessert sweet, more savory sweet due to the onions and cheddar cheese, not to heavy, rather light. A great compliment to the spicy Garam Masala crusted cod, which was a lot more spicy than I thought it would be. The Corn Cakes actually cooled down the heat.

Lenny – he LOVED them, keep looking for the extras that I hid for lunch!


Corn Cakes

* adapted from Donna Hay Modern Classics recipe

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  • 2 cobs corn - kernels cut off
  • 1/4 yellow onion
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. self raising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 t. baking powder.
  • sea salt
  • fresh cracked pepper

How To

  1. Cook the onions with the olive oil until soft.
  2. Add the 1/2 of the kernals, cook until golden, about 5 minutes.
  3. Process the flour, egg, milk, cheese and baking powder in a food processor until combined.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the cooked kernels and onion, process until roughly chopped.
  6. Stir remaining kernels into batter.
  7. Place 2 - 3 tablespoons of the batter in a hot, greased frying pan.
  8. Flatten slightly and cook for about 3 minutes on each side.
  9. Remove to a parchment covered cookie sheet.
  10. Continue the process.
  11. Once you have finished cooking all the cakes, put them into a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes.
  12. Serve.
  13. Eat.

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