Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
From relish.com c/o Readyville Mill in Tennessee. I omitted the sugar because the corn cakes were served in place of corn tortillas with this: Belizean Beans-Basic (Vegan) and plain white rice. Light and crispy! Best enjoyed the same day they are prepared. Made to order and right out of the pan is ideal.
- 2 cups cornmeal (can use white or yellow cornmeal but I used yellow)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted then cooled until warm
- In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients.
- Whisk together the eggs with the buttermilk and cooled melted butter.
- Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
- Preheat griddle over medium-high heat. Lightly oil the griddle.
- Pour scant 1/4 cup of the corn cake batter onto the hot griddle. Do not crowd-these flatten out to about 4" diameter.
- Cook until bubbles form on top and then flip over and cook the other side.
- Cook until bottoms are lightly browned and set.
- Serve with hot butter and maple syrup for breakfast. For lunch or dinner, top with a dollop of sour cream, garnish with green onions or fresh chives.
- Yield about 16 corn cakes.
This is actually a Latin American dish called "cachapas" (in Venezuela) like corn pancakes but much healthier and tastier. Try them filled with white cheese (halloumi works nicely), shredded pork, avocado or/and fried sweet plantains (all or only one of the above), bend it in half, to sort of contain all the ingredients or if you are only using cheese, to allow the cheese to melt in between both hot surfaces. Put in some butter and enjoy :D I was so happy to find a recipe in english I'm always trying to explain what cachapas ae and will now be redirecting people to this english recipe.
Wow, were these tasty corn cakes ever good. I made 1/2 the recipe, exactly as written and ended up with 6 beautiful big pancakes. The corn cakes were fragile, light, thin, gritty and flavorful. I used coconut oil to fry them , wow was it good with the cornmeal. These cakes are very fragile, let them set up a bit before turning and be very gentle with them. If they are mushy when you go to turn, let them set up more. They finish setting as they cool. I cooked mine on med low for two or three minutes before turning. Garnished with maple syrup for a memorable treat. The maple syrup penetrates the cakes beautifully. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.