Quick and easy Jalapeno Corn Cakes that are gluten free and vegetarian. The perfect Mexican side dish!
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Jalapeno Corn Cakes

Quick and easy Jalapeno Corn Cakes that are gluten free and vegetarian. The perfect Mexican side dish!
Course: Side
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12 corn cakes
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Isabel Eats

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked yellow corn (or 2 15-ounce cans of whole kernel corn)
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, lightly packed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large jalapenos, deviened and finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of yellow corn, onion, eggs, cilantro, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Blend using an immersion blender (or regular stand blender) until the mixture is mostly smooth.
  • Add in remaining yellow corn, yellow corn meal, baking powder and jalapenos. Stir until fully combined.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large frying pan over medium-high heat. Using an ice cream scoop, drop scoops of the mixture into the pan and pan fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. (If you don't have an ice cream scoop, measure out about 3 heaping tablespoons per corn cake.)
  • Season corn fritters with more salt and pepper, if necessary, and serve with crème fraîche or sour cream, freshly diced jalapenos and cilantro.

Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Corn Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 7.4mg9%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.9mg