SweetCorn Cakes

We had a great crop of sweet corn this year.

Planting the seeds in a thunderstorm must be the key.

The last picking included all the little half-developed ears I'd been ignoring.

I steamed them along with the ones we were having for dinner – but we were't quite able to eat them all.

I'd been seeing recipes for corn cakes so decided to try my hand at them. 

SweetCorn Cakes

Preparation and cooking time:
25 minutes

 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked sweetcorn 
  • 1 tsp smoky paprika
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbs bread crumbs
  • 2 tbs Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbs olive oil

Sweetcorn Cakes

 Instructions:

  • In medium bowl lightly beat egg
  • Add bread crumbs, Parmesan, salt and paprika.  Mix well.
  • Add corn and mix well. 
  • Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat with 1 tbs oil.
  • Divide mixture into 4ths and spoon each 4th into pan, shaping into patty and patting down lightly.
  • Sauté 5 – 10 minutes, or until brown, then turn and fry other side the same. 
  • When brown, remove and serve. 

I haven't done any news snippets lately – so here they are:

I had a good day.

So far I've won three iPads, 2 iPhones, a Samsung tablet an HD TV and an Audi.  All I have to do is 'click here to confirm'.

I may need to tweak my junk mail settings.

It's hunting season here, and we've been seeing guys with guns searching for bunnies.

We've also been seeing the bunnies laughing as they sit on our property where the hunters can't get them. 

To do his part our neighbor has found three nests of baby bunnies and promptly dispatched them. (Better him then me!)

The big bunnies don't seem to care.

As to the puppies…. 

They decided yesterday that they either like or don't like geraniums…. They ripped them all out. I can't decide if it was to eat them or get rid of them.

We were not pleased.

They've been finding dead critters on our front lawn in the morning when we go out.  One morning it was a rat that I think had been dropped by a hawk and another morning it was three baby somethings…. maybe also rats. I'm really not fond of having to dispose of dead animals before coffee.

At least I find them before they chew on them…..

And apparently we have a bunny living inside the fence, under the hedge by the front door.

Every time I look out the window the puppies have their noses under the hedge, digging.

By the time I get to the door so I can go out and beat the crap out of them, they're innocently sitting in the middle of the lawn, wagging their tails at me.

I had a bad day, too.

9 thoughts on “SweetCorn Cakes”

  1. The puppies may not have been digging up the geraniums so much as they were trying to dig up something else that was burrowing under those geraniums… If a bunny is inside the fence, other critters might be, too. I have to say that I sympathize with someone who must dispose of dead animals before coffee – no fair!

  2. Oh, and, the corn cakes sound delish but I’d probably start with raw kernels as they will cook enough as you fry them. That sounds like something that would make a great vegetarian main dish.

  3. Your corn cakes look and sound delicious and I wish I had one now. Sadly, our corn has been crappy here this summer, like most veggies, due to lack of rain and excessive heat. The ears are maybe half full and lacking taste. My FIL swore that lightening was great for gardens, a natural fertilizer. He thought he was an authority on most things, but I think he was actually correct about that! Your puppies are so adorable; I can’t imagine anything but spoiling them!

  4. I love your corn cakes. I hope they will hold together without flour. Would you mind awfully much if I add bacon?
    The continuing saga of the puppies; your stories make my day. Do you think you will ever compile them all into a book. I’d be first in line to make a purchase.

  5. Zoomie, I think it’s the ‘crapaud’ – toads in the geraniums. I would have used raw corn too, but I only had the cooked.
    Pam, lightening for gardens – I’ll remember that. Not easy to plan for though.
    Christine, bacon would be good… Bacon is always good.
    Mimi, salmon is always good, too.
    Christina, this is my first – but not last (well, last for this year, corn is done)
    manningroad, twice per day?!?!? Well done!
    Jayne, and we had an exceptional year for corn – but no green beans,,,,

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