Sunday, September 28, 2008

Corn Patties

There are two reasons for this post.
  1. I wanted a breakfast item, which I can partially prepare a day before. Ever since we are on a healthy mode, me and my husband A usually have cereals for our breakfast,. But I love to start a day with a healthy yet yummy snack which does not distract me from loosing weight as well as help me break my everyday cereal ritual.
  2. There is an event due today called Sunday snack on the Taste of India and I wanted to participate.
So let me talk a little bit about this event-:

This event is hosted by Hima of SnackORama. The theme for this month's Sunday snack is Bake it.
So here it goes-: Corn Patties

All goes in one bowl-
  • 1 cup Yellow corn kernels ( I used fresh kernels, you can also use frozen)
  • 1 boiled smashed potato.
  • 1/2 inch ginger grated (about 1 tsp)
  • 2 cloves of grated garlic
  • 1 chopped green chili.
  • 1 tsp chaat masala ( you can find one in any Indian grocery store)
  • Half a lemon/ lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp of cumin seeds
  • half a palmful of coriander finely chopped
  • olive oil. about 2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • One last thing is breadcrumbs or a good substitute for breadcrumbs is sooji (rava).
I prefer breadcrumbs over rava, simply because I always want a nice brown crust from outside, and breadcrumbs does that just perfect. Wait until you see my pictures...:)

Toss all ingredients above in one bowl except breadcrumbs, and oil. Mix everything together.

I was using fresh corn, so it was very soft and sweet naturally, but if you use frozen, thaw them and microwave them for about 5-6 minutes. When you are using fresh, if you feel that the corns need to be more soft , cook them a little bit.

Make small round balls of the mixture, and press them a bit to give them patties shape.
Spread the breadcrumbs on a plate. I used Italian style breadcrumbs. I love them because they are already seasoned with parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, different spices, and my favorite Pecorino Romano cheese....:) But you can use anything of your choice. I also happened to like Japanese style breadcrumbs called panko.

When all your patties are ready, place them on a baking sheet, which is sprayed with non- stick cooking spray. Toss a little bit of olive oil on the top of the patties. Just enough to give them a golden brown crust.
Turn on your oven on 350° and slide your baking sheet inside for about 12-15 minutes on one side, then turn the patties and 10 more minutes on the other side.
You should get a nice crust on both sides, if you feel you can keep them inside for a couple more minutes, but make sure you check on them.

You can also, shallow fry them in the pan/ tava. But this oven version is a figure friendly option to cut down oil to just 2 tsp. And olive oil is always better for you right? An oil which has a good cholesterol which keeps your heart in good condition. And guess what you don't have to sacrifice the taste. It gives me a satisfaction of doing good karma to my body....:) feels great.

This is how they look when they come out.

Scrumptious ..........Isn't it? I just love them. Try them out, I am sure you won't miss the fried version.

ohh.. and they are great with mint chutney, or a ketchup.

Just like that!!! Yummoooo!!!!


Hima said...

Lovely healthy patties.Thanks for your wonderful entry. See you at round up.

Sangeeth said...

looks great.i made a similar version recently!thanks for sharing!

Divya said...

I welcome anything that is quick for a nice breakfast. That is my main meal for the day! Love it.

ushaprashanth said...

That's a lovely and nutritious snack!

Ivy said...

Wow! you have been busy..look at you! Corn cakes...crunchy-goodness, yum.

Have a wonderful trip to India!
Is hubby going too?
See you when you get back.

Manali said...

Hima- Thank You for accepting my entree. I will be waiting for the round-up.

Sangeeth- I would love to read your version. Thank you.

Divya- Thank you for your kind words.

Ushaprashant- Thank you to you too.

Ivy- Thanks, I will keep you posted from India.