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A recipe for Crispy Corn Cakes. A great appetizer recipe for Crispy Corn Cakes. So there’s this place called E&O Trading Co. in San Fran and they have these AMAZING corn cakes, well technically they’re called “Indonesian Corn Fritters” and I’ll say it again…they’re AMAZING! Okay, now here’s the thing….I’ve never actually had the fritters nor have I ever been to the restaurant. Then why am I being a freak and raving about something I’ve never had?? Well, I’m a very visual person and I saw them being pimped out on a food show one time and became kind of obsessed. I have problems, I know. They also went into the kitchen where they filmed the chef make a giant batch, so naturally I drove to the store right away to pick up some ingredients to make these. I changed around some of the ingredients and added some red corn, because I found some at the market and thought it would be pretty. I wasn’t disappointed…these things are SO good…especially if you make a little honey and Sambal sauce (spicy chili sauce) dipping sauce. I love that they’re pretty much all corn kernels with no batter. It’s awesome. It’s simple. Try it. The End :)
xx Jenny

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Crispy Corn Cakes
Makes 12

3 ears of corn, kernels cut off the cob
1 shallot, diced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup all purpose flour, sifted
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

1. Place corn kernels, shallot, green onions, and garlic into a large mixing bowl and gently fold together.
2. Add egg, followed by the flour and stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Pour oil into a heavy bottomed skillet and place over medium heat.
4. Place a small amount of the mixture (about ¼ cup) into the heated skillet and gently press down to flatten.
5. Sauté for about 5 minutes, on each side, or until golden brown.
6. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.


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  1. Kendra Not Specified Not Specified

    These look SO delish. The last time I made corn fritters, the fresh kernels popped and burned me as I was frying them. How do you avoid that with fresh kernels?

  2. sweet road Not Specified Not Specified

    Every summer I realize how much I love corn. It’s great to find some recipes that work for the fall and winter as well – a more heartwarming corn recipe!

  3. Bev Weidner Not Specified Not Specified

    You need not convince me, lady. My face shall ENGULF these.

  4. Cookie and Kate Not Specified Not Specified

    Corn cakes? I’m into that.

  5. Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    The red corn is so so pretty. I likes it.

  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum! Look at these beauties.

  7. Sophie Not Specified Not Specified

    That red corn is gorgeous! I have never seen that before, locally (Oregon). This recipe sounds fantastic, thanks — I will be making these little cakes! Your photos, as always, are really beautiful :)

  8. nicole {sweet peony} Not Specified Not Specified

    umm one: these sound awesome! two: that is the prettiest corn i have ever seen!

  9. LADYWONDERLAND Not Specified Not Specified

    great idea !! thanks you !!

  10. Barbara Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m kinda obsessed with these too! Great clicks and the red corn is gorgeous!

  11. Jessica @ How Sweet Not Specified Not Specified

    so purty.

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  13. Sara Not Specified Not Specified

    What a fun idea! Side dishes always stump me somewhat. These could go great with so many things! WE LOVE CORN! (especially in cake form!)

  14. Heidi @ Food Doodles Not Specified Not Specified

    Those look delicious! I love corn cakes or fritters. Whatever you call them, they are so yummy :) And that red corn is beautiful!

  15. Christie Not Specified Not Specified

    GAH! Gorge and delish: two abbreviated words for some killer-looking corn cakes. Ican’twaittotrythem!!!!!

  16. Kelly Not Specified Not Specified

    Can you use just plain corn? Also, where can I buy red corn at? Farmers market?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Yep, you can use regular corn. In fact, the recipe actually calls for yellow or white corn, but I just happened to find some. Farmers markets and specialty markets will probably be your best bet for red corn. Good luck! :)

  17. Becky Not Specified Not Specified

    Do you cook the corn before you add it to the mixture or do you put it in raw?

  18. Mynda Not Specified Not Specified

    WOW! I’m not sure how I stumbled upon your blog tonight, but I’m sure glad I did! There used to be an E&O Trading here in Honolulu but sadly, it didn’t survive the recession and closed a couple of years ago. I ate at one in San Jose too; not sure if it’s still there. Anyway, these were definitely one of my favorite things on their menu — can’t wait to make them! Mahalo Jenny!

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  23. Claire Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m thinking of trying it with canned corn since I have so many in my cupboard . Would you know how many cans would be the equivalent for this recipe? The picture looks gorgeous ! Thanks

  24. Marissa Not Specified Not Specified

    I have been looking for this recipe can’t wait to try this.