Today I felt it was a good idea to share a recipe from my collection, I get recipes from various sources and this one is a favorite.
Corn fritters are a favorite in my house and this recipe gives them a kick in the pants! Get your hands on some fresh GMO free, organic corn and go to town!
Spicy Corn Cakes with Smoked Cheese and Chilies
Serves 4 to 6
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 medium -size red onion, diced, about 1 cup
3 ears of organic corn, shaved of kernels, about 3 cups kernels
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 or 3 organic jalapeno chilies, seeded and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 pastured eggs, separated
1/2 pound ricotta cheese, about 1 cup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 ounces smoked cheese or a good pepper jack, grated, about 3/4 cup
Olive oil for the pan
1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet; add the onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Saute over
medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the corn and the cayenne; saute for about 5
until the corn is tender. Add the chiles and lemon juice to the warm corn, transfer to a bowl,
and allow the mixture to cool.
2. Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. In a medium-size bowl, combine the egg yolks, ricotta,
and milk. Stir in the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the baking powder, then add the smoked
Stir the corn mixture into this, then fold in the egg whites.
3. Lightly oil the skillet over medium-high heat, and spoon the batter into it, making 3-inch
cakes. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side, until the cakes are lightly browned.
Keep warm in a low oven until all are cooked. Serve immediately with Fresh Tomato Salsa.
Fresh Tomato Salsa
Makes about 2 cups
1/4 cup diced red onion
Champagne vinegar, or vinegar of choice
1 pound ripe organic tomatoes, cored, seeded, and chopped
2 or more organic jalapeno chilies, seeded and finely diced
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped organic cilantro
salt and pepper
Toss the onion, tomatoes, chilies, and 1/4 salt together. Season to taste with salt and vinegar.
Gently stir in the chopped cilantro. Serve at room temperature.