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Corn Cakes

These savory corn cakes are a great side dish on the menu. To add a bit more zip serve with sour cream, salsa, and extra herbs.

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups corn, cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  1. In a medium size bowl combine dry ingredients with shredded cheese and set aside.
  2. In another bowl whisk together corn, buttermilk, egg, and melted butter.
  3. Pour corn mixture over dry ingredients and stir just until moistened, like you would a muffin batter.
  4. Scoop batter for each cake on a hot grill (set at 350ยบ) which has been lightly greased.
  5. They will spread a bit so no need to flatten them.
  6. Cook for 4 or 5 minutes on one side, until brown at the edges, flip, and cook another 4 minutes.
  7. Yield: 7 cakes


  1. These look wonderful! I will be trying them!

  2. These look very good Betty. I like the addition of buttermilk. It's os nice having a new take on a side dish.
    They also make a great appetizer (check the MGCC appetizer section for a smaller version)

  3. I have printed this. Maybe I will make it tonight with the chicken we are having. Thanks!

  4. I am definitely going to try this come fresh corn season. I love how they brown up...and look so tasty!

  5. I've never even heard of, let alone eaten a corn cake, but they certainly look delicious and I WILL be making these for our next cookout...thank you!!

  6. I was at your house yesterday, where were these?!

    1. didn't see looked into the fridge:)

  7. I made these for supper the other night, Betty and they were wonderful. We followed your suggestion and ate them with salsa and sour cream which really complimented the flavour of the corn.

  8. Hey Betty,

    Great idea...great recipe!!
    Photography superb!!
    Another recipe to add to my list.

  9. Gosh, Betty, these look so good. When I was a kid, corn was the one vegetable I'd eat. Methinks I need a platterful of these :)

  10. Having these for supper tonight with sausages. Substituting bacon grease for the butter.....yum!

  11. Try them with maple syrup ! Yummy!


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