Fresh Corn Cakes with Garden Relish

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Serving Size: 2 cakes
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
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Fresh Corn Cakes with Garden Relish
tablespoons olive oil
cup buttermilk
egg, lightly beaten
cup quick-cooking polenta mix
1 1/4
teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
recipe Garden Relish
Small fresh basil leaves (optional)
  1. In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat. Add corn and onion. Cook and stir about 5 minutes or until onion is just tender. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Place half of the corn mixture in a food processor. Cover and process until nearly smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in buttermilk and egg.
  2. In another bowl stir together the polenta mix, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the polenta mixture to the buttermilk mixture and stir just until combined. Stir in the remaining corn mixture.
  3. In a very large skillet heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. For each corn cake, pour about 1/4 cup batter into hot skillet; spread batter if necessary. Cook over medium heat about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Add more oil to skillet as needed when frying remaining cakes. Spoon relish over corn cakes and, if desired, top with basil. Makes 6 (2-cake) servings
Garden Relish
large seeded and chopped red sweet pepper
1 1/2
cup chopped basil
tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
  1. In a bowl combine 1 large seeded and chopped red sweet pepper, 1-1/2 cups fresh corn kernels, 1/2 cup chopped onion, and 1/4 cup chopped basil. Stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Facts (Fresh Corn Cakes with Garden Relish)
    Per serving:
  • 352 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 37 mg chol.,
  • 558 mg sodium,
  • 61 g carb.,
  • 7 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 10 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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