Double Corn Cakes With Fresh Corn

Double Corn Cakes With Fresh Corn | ChopChop

Description

Summer can mean a little bit more time in the morning. If you aren't rushing off anywhere, try these for breakfast, topped with maple syrup and yogurt. Sound better for later in the day? They also make a great side dish for lunch or dinner, topped with summer salsa. 

Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Makes: 6 four-inch pancakes

Kitchen Gear: 

Large mixing bowl
Measuring spoons
Whisk or fork
Measuring cup
Small bowl
Skillet
Spatula

Ingredients

6 tablespoons
yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons
whole-wheat or white flour
1⁄4 teaspoon
baking soda
1⁄4 teaspoon
salt
3⁄4 cups
to 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1  
large egg
1⁄4 cup
buttermilk or low-fat plain yogurt
2 teaspoons
canola oil
1 tablespoon
low-fat plain yogurt and/or 1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon
low-fat plain yogurt and/or 1 tablespoon summer salsa

Instructions

Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.

  1. Put the cornmeal, flour, baking soda and salt into the large mixing bowl and mix together with the whisk or fork. Set aside.
  2. Put the corn, egg and buttermilk into the small bowl and stir well.
  3. Carefully pour the contents of the small bowl into the large bowl and mix well with your whisk or fork. Set the bowl aside for at least 15 minutes, and up to 2 hours.
  4. With the help of your adult, put the skillet on the stove, turn up the heat to medium and let it heat up for 1 minute.
  5. With the help of your adult, very carefully add the oil (the pan is hot and the oil might splatter).
  6. Using the 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop blobs of the corn batter onto the hot skillet.
  7. Use the spatula to gently push the blobs down to flatten them. This will make the pancakes thinner, which will help them cook faster and more evenly.
  8. Cook the pancakes until the edges start to turn light brown and firm up. This will take about 2 minutes.
  9. Once the edges are firm, flip the pancakes over and cook them for 1 more minute. When the pancakes are lightly browned on both sides, use your spatula to take them out of the pan.
  10. Serve right away and add extra toppings for more flavor!

Notes

Did you know? Corn is harvested in bushels that weigh 56 pounds each; that's equal to the average weight of an 8 year old!