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Tamale Corn Cakes Two Ways

These delicious Tamale Corn Cakes Made Two ways are the perfect savory side dish or tasty snack. It’s made with sweet corn and corn flour leaving lots of room for a tasty topping of your choice.

Delicious Tamale Corn Cakes Made Two ways. It's the perfect savory side dish or tasty snack.

Do you ever get a craving and I decide to make a recipe but then you realize you made way too much? or you have leftover spices of special flour and now you need to figure out what to do with it?

It’s part of why I’m such a big fan of leftover makeover. That’s the case of these corn cakes, I had a ton of masa harina from when I was testing tamale recipes in the pressure cooker. By the time I got the recipe right, we still had a ton of masa harina left so I needed to figure out a different type of recipe. Then I remember the corn cakes from Cheesecake Factory. I don’t know if it makes it’s corn cakes with masa harina but if it doesn’t they really should think about it because these Tamale Corn Cakes are delicious.

Delicious Tamale Corn Cakes Made Two ways. It's the perfect savory side dish or tasty snack.

These corn cakes have a bit less fat and more protein than the ones at Cheesecake Factory. Come to find out corn cake are pretty darn delicious with breakfast or dinner. You could probably even use it for a party. You know cute little corn cake with a shrimp on top and a cilantro lime dressing. You’re thinking about it aren’t you.

Delicious Tamale Corn Cakes Made Two ways. It's the perfect savory side dish or tasty snack.

What You’ll Need

Tamale Corn Cakes Two Ways

Tamale Corn Cakes Two Ways

These delicious Tamale Corn Cakes Made Two ways are the perfect savory side dish or tasty snack. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
cooling time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Latin American
Keyword: corn
Servings: 4 servings
Author: El

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sweet corn reserve 1/2 cup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup masa harina flour corn flour
  • 2 tablespoon all purpose flour

Instructions

Baking Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Gently pulse 1 cup of corn in food processor until coarsely pureed then mix corn with softened butter, sugar and salt. Mix until completely combined.
  • Add masa and flour to corn mixture and mix well. Then add in remaining 1/2 cup of corn and continue to mix.
  • Use 1/2 cup measure corn mixture and make into patties. 
  • Place patties on baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the bottom of the corn cakes are browned. Then carefully flip cakes over with a spatula and bake for an additional 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Serve corn cakes with avocado, shrimp or the topping of your choice.

Frying Directions

  • Gently pulse 1 cup of corn in food processor until coarsely pureed then mix corn with softened butter, sugar and salt. Mix until completely combined.
  • Add masa and flour to corn mixture and mix well. Then add in remaining 1/2 cup of corn and continue to mix.
  • Use 1/2 cup measure corn mixture and make into patties. 
  • Place a cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 inch of bacon grease or lard into pan. Once oil in pan is hot place patties in pan and cook for 2 – 3 minutes until browned. Then carefully flip cakes over with a spatula and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Place cooked corn cakes on a paper towel or clean towel to let the oil drain off of the cakes.
  • Serve corn cakes with avocado, cilantro lime dressing, shrimp or the topping of your choice.
Delicious Tamale Corn Cakes Made Two ways. It's the perfect savory side dish or tasty snack.

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