- 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.
- There is an event due today called Sunday snack on the Taste of India and I wanted to participate.
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).
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!!!!