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Fresh Corn Cakes

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup salsa or chopped, seeded and peeled tomatoes, divided
  • 1 cup sweet corn, fresh or frozen
  • 1-1/4 cups cornbread mix
  • 1 cup sour cream, divided
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • Tops of green onions or green bell pepper strips


Fresh Corn Cakes

In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of salsa and 1/4 cup of corn. Mix well and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine remaining salsa and corn, cornbread mix, 1/2 cup of sour cream and egg. Mix well. Spray a large nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into skillet. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with remaining sour cream and salsa-corn mixture. Sprinkle with pine nuts and green onions.

Yield: 12 servings

Wine Pairing
Pair with Catawba from Savannah Oaks Winery

Note: corn cakes can be kept warm in a 200-degree oven until serving time.