Fresh Corn Cakes

Fresh Corn Cakes

Last night, along with the new Strawberry Lemonade Sangria that I made, my wife and I were in the mood for some BBQ Kebabs. But I also wanted to try out a new recipe for a side dish, and ultimately landed on a recipe for Fresh Corn Cakes. I ended up making them without the “summer salsa” that the original recipe called for, opting instead to top with diced tomatoes, corn, and shredded lettuce. While I think the summer salsa from the original recipe would be delicious, I don’t think I missed it too much with just the tomatoes, corn, and lettuce. If you’re in the mood for a fresh way to use some corn this summer, give this recipe a shot. You’ll be glad you did!


  1. 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
  2. 1/2 c. cornmeal
  3. 2 tsp. baking powder
  4. 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  5. 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  6. 1 c. light sour cream
  7. 2 large eggs, beaten
  8. 1 1/4 c. fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
  9. 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided


  1. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine sour cream, eggs, and 1 tbsp. oil, and mix until smooth.
  3. Add the sour cream mixture and corn to the dry mixture, stirring until just combined.
  4. Heat remaining oil in a large nonstick griddle over medium-high heat.
  5. Divide the corn mixture into 8-12 equal portions (depending on how large you want each one), shaping into a patty.
  6. Add patties to the griddle and cook for 4-6 minutes per side, until browned and toasted.
  7. Serve topped with summer salsa (from original recipe), diced tomatoes and lettuce, salsa, etc.


As mentioned above, I ended up making the recipe without the summer salsa specified in the original recipe source. And if you’d like, since the cakes might be a bit dry for your liking, a dollop of sour cream or cottage cheese helps to keep each bite moist and equally as flavorful. It pairs perfectly with something like BBQ Kebabs, and I imagine it serves as a suitable side for pretty much anything grilled, especially if BBQ sauce is involved. However you top it and serve it, the end result is a delicious and fresh taste of summer that’s sure to please.

Bon Appétit!


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