Corn Pancakes

6.29.2012

These turned out to be little flavorful morsels. The Corn Pancakes for today´s FFWD recipe were my dinner on Tuesday. It was not supposed to be that way, since they are more of a side dish, but I started making them and then continue to eat them, and before I knew it dinner was over. Standing in the kitchen by myself; I know, it´s the only way I can get away with this small pancakes for dinner. There is such joy in eating alone sometimes. The mixtures and reheated leftovers that turn out to be so satisfying, yet you wouldn’t dream of offering them to anyone, much less post about them.

Well, today it´s my duty to post. At least I embellished the pancakes a bit with some arugula sour cream, which is simply chopped arugula, cheese, salt and pepper. And a drizzle of olive oil. Where would I be without olive oil? It´s as essential as salt. I buy it in 5lt containers. Just so you know.
The idea of using the food processor for these is what I suspect will turn them into a habit in my house. Just process corn (I used frozen), eggs, flour and salt. I also added pepper. I really like to try recipes as originally specified, so I had to restrain myself from reaching into a few ideas that just kept popping into my mind as I was cooking these, like paprika, curry, cheese, chives, peppers, walnuts. Of course not all of them together. Of course.
The thing is that these pancakes didn´t really need much more. They also held themselves together in a most admirable way while cooking. No mess, no trying to make them stay in place or keep a round shape. And they were fluffy, soft and flavorful.
They reminded me of a tortilla. We eat potato tortillas here like they´re going out of style, but no flour in those. Now, I will make it my duty to make pancake tortillas with this recipe as a guide. The processor, any leftover veggie, eggs and flour and I will have the most amazing instant meals. Can´t wait.
The original recipe is found in the book Around MyFrench Table, by Dorie Greenspan.

25 comments:

  1. Arugula sour cream sounds like a neat topping choice. Very nice :-)

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  2. Yes, love your toppings. I think arugula sounds like a nice counter flavor to the corn. Is that a cast iron pan you used? I like how crisp you got your pancakes.

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    1. It´s a good heavy german teflon skillet I have been using for years. It might look like cast iron because it´s very battered!

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  3. LOL eating ALONE is not something I get to do anymore... mostly it's eating while hoping that the monkeys hanging off my arm wont cause my plate to turn itself upside down on the floor! Glad you liked them - your toppings sound fab! :)

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  4. These really needed something - I like the way you topped them. I buy Olive Oil by the gallon, so I get it!

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  5. Love all the green in the photos! The arugula sour cream sounds fantastic, too... will have to remember that for next time! :)

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  6. This could be my dinner, too! I loved these...and your topping looks like a wonderful option!

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  7. Your pancakes look great! I love how they look like there's little bits of corn in there - maybe I was a bit zealous with the food processor. Have a fab weekend.

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  8. I love the chunks of corn and the herbed dollop on top!

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  9. Your topping looks delicious and your corn cakes lovely!

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  10. Your corn pancakes look great, Paula. I am glad that you enjoyed them!

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  11. Paula, wonderful idea for the topping and I am so glad that you liked the ease of this recipe and the way it turned out!

    You have so many wonderful new posts, you leave me a bit breathless here, I cannot keep up!!! But I will read them all today and comment, of course!

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    1. You should be relaxing after a very moving week in your house!

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  12. Oh these would totally make for a very scrumptious meal! Sound incredibly delicious! :)

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  13. Your pancakes actually look refreshing! Beautiful presentation!

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  14. The arugula sour cream looks wonderful. As a matter of fact, I like all your thoughts on
    ingredients to add to these pancakes. Tricia and I both enjoyed this recipe and will definitely being using
    it again because it is so easy.

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  15. Those look gorgeous and I've got Dorie's book just waiting on my shelf. Yay!

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    1. It really is a super book! Hope you start using it!

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  16. I feel like corn sometimes gets a bad wrap - like it isn't refined enough or something. Whatever, it tastes delicious and these looks sooooo good! Like a creamed corn version of a country corn bread. Wow. Saving this one!! Thanks so much!

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  17. I love the way you have some whole kernel corn showing. I wish I had left some whole corn. But these were tasty. Love your photo it looks so appetizing.

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  18. I would love this for the breakfast!! They look fingerlicking!

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  19. The arugula sour cream caught my eye immediately. I liked these "as is", but I've been trying to think of toppings to use them as you call them "pancake tortillas". Wasn't this a nice recipe?

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  20. Paula, Loved your post! I love eating in the kitchen...while I’m cooking. One of the perks of being the cook! Your pancakes look wonderfully delicious especially with the arugula and sour cream! I thought these were so delicious…glad you enjoyed them! Have a great weekend!

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  21. Your corn pancakes were a bit more loaded with corn than mine. I think I processed mine longer and I used canned corn. Next time I will try them with frozen corn. I like these in much the same way you like them. They are fun, easy and tasty little fill-me-ups. Your topping was unique and something I will try on a corn pancake and other food things.

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    1. From other blogs and mine I gather that canned corn results in a much more smooth pancake batter. Fresh or frozen makes them chunkier. They were good anyway!

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