Corn cakes with avocado salsa

Corn cakes with avocado salsa

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A light, easy-to-prepare snack-supper with Mexican flavours

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Corn cakes only can be frozen
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
436
protein
11g
carbs
48g
fat
24g
saturates
3g
fibre
5g
sugar
11g
salt
1.04g

Ingredients

  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 200g canned or frozen sweetcorn
  • bunch spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, cut into small chunks
  • 1 lime, ½ juiced and the rest cut into 4
  • handful coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • refried beans, to serve

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Method

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, egg, corn and half the onions with some seasoning, then mix well. Mix the avocado with the remaining onions, lime juice, coriander and seasoning, then set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick frying pan. Drop tbsps of the corn mixture into the frying pan, smoothing them down to form cakes. Cook for about 2-3 mins on each side over a medium heat, adding the remaining oil if you need to. Serve hot with the avocado salsa, lime wedges and some warm refried beans.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2009

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muffinchick's picture
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JUST MIXED UP A BATCH FOR TEA,BUT HAD TO DO A TESTER TO TASTE. OMG GOES REALLY WELL WITH THE SALSA. I HAD NO FRESH CORIANDER, SO I JUST USED ONE RED AND GREEN CHILLI AND CHOPPED FRESH CHIVE. EATING WITH PAN FRIED FLAKED SALMON AND HOMEMADE SPICY BREADED PRWNS. I'LL MAKE AGAIN FOR A BBQ.

muffinchick's picture
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JUST MIXED UP A BATCH FOR TEA,BUT HAD TO DO A TESTER TO TASTE. OMG GOES REALLY WELL WITH THE SALSA. I HAD NO FRESH CORIANDER, SO I JUST USED ONE RED AND GREEN CHILLI AND CHOPPED FRESH CHIVE. EATING WITH PAN FRIED FLAKED SALMON AND HOMEMADE SPICY BREADED PRWNS. I'LL MAKE AGAIN FOR A BBQ.

wendylou36's picture
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Loved this....quite zingy and flavoursome.....great for a light meal. And very easy to make.

cat_stapley's picture
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Husband and I loved these ! Such a nice easy light meal. Will use the salsa recipe for other meals too.

eleanormayo's picture
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Really enjoyed these, but did add an extra egg and a dash of milk to get what I thought was a better consistency. Having read the other comments, I also used a red chilli - three quarters in the batter mix and the rest in the salsa. Would also make a good brunch dish.

jose81's picture
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Interesting. Made this as a light lunch for one; didn't have any spring onion so substituted shallots which worked fine. Also added a bit of parsley and lots of seasoning. Served with avocado and lime juice tossed salad. Corn cakes were nice but nothing special. I did use frozen sweetcorn though.

carolinebottomley's picture
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yummy and lighter than other recipes

ajbanks's picture
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I made these to serve with vegetarian chilli and baked potatoes. The corn cakes in particular received lots of compliments. I made the salsa which was a bit bland but went well with the meal as it was quite refreshing.

monochromic's picture
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I made these without the salsa, and thought they were great. I think the key is good-quality sweetcorn, lots of nice strong spring onions, and lots of salt and pepper. I also added a bit of coriander as suggested and they turned out really nicely.

km7146's picture
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Horribly bland. Did not make the avocado salsa though.

catshevlane's picture
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Cooked this for my husband and he loved it! Lush.......

laurie-mc's picture
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I make these all the time - they are deeelicious :)
I often serve them with tomato salsa and grilled bacon rashers for the non-vegos!

lizzieharvey's picture
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Maybe it's because I didn't bother with the salsa but I was REALLY disappointed with this recipe. Bland. There's nothing more to say. Won't bother again.

lauraloo72's picture
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made these for the kids without the salsa a great tea with beans

sty_blone's picture

I made these without the avacado salsa, and added chopped corriander to the cake mix. They were delicious, served with a fresh salad and balsamic vinigar. Such a quick and tasty meal, I will be making this again very soon!

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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These were very tasty. Didn't make the salsa but added chopped coriander to the corn cake mixture. Served with sausages, bacon and tomato. Everyone liked this.

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