Corn cakes with avocado salsa

Corn cakes with avocado salsa

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 2
A light, easy-to-prepare snack-supper with Mexican flavours

Nutrition and extra info

  • Corn cakes only can be frozen
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal436
  • fat24g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs48g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre5g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.04g
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Ingredients

  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 200g canned or frozen sweetcorn
    Sweetcorn

    Sweetcorn

    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • bunch spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 avocado, cut into small chunks
    Avocado

    Avocado

    av-oh-car-doh

    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 1 lime, ½ juiced and the rest cut into 4
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • handful coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • refried beans, to serve

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.

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monochromic
9th Oct, 2010
5.05
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
19th Sep, 2010
1.05
Horribly bland. Did not make the avocado salsa though.
catshevlane
15th Apr, 2010
5.05
Cooked this for my husband and he loved it! Lush.......
laurie-mc
15th Oct, 2009
5.05
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
13th Sep, 2009
1.05
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
21st Jun, 2009
4.05
made these for the kids without the salsa a great tea with beans
sty_blone
12th May, 2009
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
11th May, 2009
4.05
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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