Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cheesy Corn Cakes with Spicy Avocado Salsa

So good. Pretty easy too, as long as you can get perfectly ripe avocados. Which, as we all know, happens in about a 10-minute time frame.

Cheesy Corn Cakes with Spicy Avocado Salsa
Courtesy of Simply Delicious

For cakes:
2 cups corn
14.11-oz can creamed corn
2 eggs
1½ cups grated cheddar
½ tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp salt
1½ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ cup milk

For the spicy avocado salsa:
2 avocados, chopped
1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 red chilli, finely chopped (remove seeds if you don’t like it hot)
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt & pepper to taste
Fresh coriander, to serve

In a large bowl, combine the corn kernels, creamed corn, eggs, cheddar, smoked paprika and salt and mix well. Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix well. Slowly stir in the milk until the batter is not too thick and drops off a spoon easily. (It should also not be so thin that it spreads too much when you fry the cakes.)

Heat a large frying pan and add some oil. Fry spoonfuls of the batter until bubbles appear at the top and flip. Allow to cook on the other side. Remove from the pan once cooked and place on some kitchen paper to drain.

In the meantime, combine all the ingredients for the salsa and mix well.

When all the cakes have been cooked, serve them with the salsa, extra lemon wedges and fresh coriander.

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