Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Emily's Corn Cakes With Black Beans

everyones raving about this dish! Easy to throw together any night of the week. Vegetarian, and you won't miss the meat one bit. Serves 4-6, double for large family.

1 can black beans
1/2 tsp oregano
2 tsp chili powder, divided
1/2 onion, chopped fine
2/3 cup stone ground yellow corn meal
2 T flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
3 T butter, melted
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
2 tsp oil
Salt & pepper
Chopped cilantro, sliced green onion, sour cream for toppings

Prepare beans by stirring together oil, onion, oregano and 1 tsp chili powder in a hot skillet. Cook a few minutes to soften onion. Add beans (I didn't drain). Simmer till everything is blended and liquid is reduced by half, about 7-8 mins. Make batter for cakes by whisking together cornmeal, flour, baking soda, 1 tsp chili powder, salt and pepper to taste. Mix wet ingredients in separate bowl: melted butter, egg, buttermilk. Add wet to dry, stir just till blended. Fold in corn. In a heated fry pan or griddle, fry pancakes in a little oil. Cook till golden brown and puffed. To serve, top corn cakes with a spoonful of bean mixture, sliced green onion, cilantro and dollop of sour cream.

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