WHAT THE WHAT??
Has the world gone craaaaazy??
You would not believe it, but these pancakes are a PERFECT side dish with barbequed chicken or steak!
Corn & Basil Cakes
are super easy too!!
One of the BEST things I've ever eaten!!!
But then again,
I am a starch girl.
What YOU lookin' at?
Little Boy Blue says,
"Please indulge my
hip Grandma with these pancakes.
The sooner she can get this blog post written, the sooner she can put all her attention back where it belongs...
on ME! ME! ME!"
hip Grandma says,
"Look how big yittle tiny baby is getting! He's a toddler boy now!!"
(An aside...now this is where Angie's attention issues surface and she begins thinking about the Scalloped Corn Casserole
that people love so much....)
So speaking of yummy dishes made with corn...this Scalloped Corn Casserole
continues to be a favorite dish as well!
I think it's the French onion dip.
This dish works well in small gatherings as well as big gatherings like
Scalloped Corn Casserole.
People will ALWAYS request the recipe...I kid you not.
So here it is.......AGAIN! :)
1 can Whole Kernel Corn, undrained
1 can Cream Style corn
1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1 - 8 oz. container French Onion dip
1/2 stick butter, melted
Mix all together. Pour in baking dish.
Bake uncovered 1 hour at 350 degrees.
I brought this Scalloped Corn Casserole Dish to our family reunion this summer.
My Ma's side of the family is Swedish.
Swedes are known for, of course......
There were plenty of Swedish meatballs at the reunion. YUM!
I will show you a map of Sweden....
is a Scandinavian country nestled between Finland
Sweden is home to the Oresund Bridge....the longest road and railway bridge in Europe!
begins in Sweden
ends in another country....
At one point, this bridge turns into an
Sweden and Denmark for the construction of a bridge to connect the two countries over the Oresund Strait.
This bridge opened for travel in 2000.
Here's the beginning of the bridge coming FROM Sweden.
La-de-da...you're going across water to work in another another country for the day...Denmark.....cool!!!!...5 miles of bridge over Swedish water....easy.
YOU'RE ON THIS ARTIFICIAL ISLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WATER!!!!
WHAT THE WHAT??!!
Here's what the tunnel looks like....under the water!!
A bridge tunnel... underwater!
if you're so inclined,
watch this 3 minute video that takes you under the tunnel to emerge on the other side.
All of a sudden you're out of the tunnel.
And you're on a FREEWAY.
After just exiting from THE UNDER-FREAKING WATER TUNNEL BRIDGE!!!
I need a minute to collect myself here.
Okay. I'm better now.
Thank goodness for unicorns.
did you know Sweden is the home to the
Nobel Peace Prize?
c.1833 – 1896
and armaments manufacturer.
Nobel held 350 different patents, dynamite being the most famous.
The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories by Scandinavian committees in recognition of:
The will of Alfred Nobel established the prizes in 1895.
The prizes in
were first awarded in 1901.
The Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway,
while the other prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Nobel Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious award available in the fields of literature, medicine, physics, chemistry, peace, and economics.
The final version, dated November 27, 1895 laid down that the bulk of his immense fortune should be reserved for a fund for the financing of
ANNUAL HONORARY AWARDS
to be made in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine or physiology, literature and peace.
The contents of Alfred Nobel's will
only became known
AFTER his death.
This is Madame Marie Curie, my own personal hero.
Madame Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences.
Marie Curie rocked!!!!!!
But let's get to the
Corn and Basil Cakes...
They're like savory pancakes,
only they're a side dish!!
Corn and Basil Cakes
Try these savory corn-and-basil pancakes as a side dish with barbecued chicken or grilled steak.
Yields: 5 servings, 2 cakes each
- 1/2 cup(s) white whole-wheat flour (see Note) or all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup(s) low-fat milk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoon(s) canola oil, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper
- 2 cup(s) fresh corn kernels (about 2 large ears; see Tip) or frozen
- 1/2 cup(s) chopped fresh basil
- Whisk flour, milk, eggs, 1 tablespoon oil, baking powder, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in corn and basil.
- Brush a large nonstick skillet lightly with some of the remaining 1 tablespoon oil; heat over medium heat until hot (but not smoking). Cook 4 cakes at a time, using about 1/4 cup batter for each, making them about 3 inches wide. Cook until the edges are dry, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, 1 to 3 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining oil and batter, making 10 cakes total. Reduce the heat as necessary to prevent burning.
Note: White whole-wheat flour, made from a special variety of white wheat, is light in color and flavor but has the same nutritional properties as regular whole-wheat flour. It is available in large supermarkets and at natural-foods stores. Store it in the freezer.
Corn & Basil Pancake recipe.
And here's the WHITE WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR used in this recipe...apparently this is every bit as nutritious as regular
WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR!
we start by removing the kernels off the cob.
Easy peasy pancake batter here...
just whisk the flour, milk, eggs, oil, baking powder, and salt and pepper.
Stir in the corn...
...and now the basil.
I used my new YIPPEE KI YAY non stick skillet!!
I Love Cuisinart products! I just can't afford a lot of them unless they're on YIPPEE KI YAY sale!!!
Anyway, oil up that yee haw pan and heat on medium!
Okay, scoop-a-loo some of the batter into the pan, four cakes at a time.
And because the recipe said to make the cakes 3 inches wide,
I took that literally.
It's hard to be me.
flip these tasty babies over and cook for a few more minutes.
Remove these from the skillet and cook up the rest.
Now, I halved the recipe, and it made these four nice size cakes.
These savory cakes go great with barbeque,
so I cooked up these pepper and pineapple stuffed pork chops from the grocery. I used a nice rub on the chops. After cooking, I drizzled warm, sweet barbeque sauce over them.
I just knew these tasty Corn & Basil Cakes would be a complimentary side dish with those pork chops!
at the yummy corn in there and the flecks of basil. The pepper added just the right amount of oomph.
I plated these two things up but clearly I chose to try out that cake before the proper picture was taken.
And it was delicious.
I would not hesitate making these for breakfast with some brown sugar covered bacon. Mmmmmmm.
The sweetness of the colored peppers, pineapple and barbeque sauce was magic with the texture and flavor of the pancake.
These cakes are seriously one of the best, most unexpected things I've ever eaten.
Don't look for a massive flavor punch in the cakes, it's more subtle.
Your first bite will be "oh they're okay" but then you find yourself not being able to stop.
And here's the printable version of these cakes...
DID YOU REALLY THINK I WAS GONNA TALK ABOUT SWEDEN WITHOUT MENTIONING ABBA!!!
The 1990's Australian movie
heavily featured Abba songs.
And the musical Mama Mia was based on Abba songs!
This continues to be their most popular song...
Okay I'm gonna dance my queen-self back out to the kitchen and try to fix up something decent to eat.
I've been working from sun-up to sun-down the last few months, detailing super nice vehicles like these...
bearing down on my lovely farmers tanned legs that are hanging out of trunks and doors while I'm trying to reach that ONE ELUSIVE TINY, TINY, TINY, TINY PIECE OF CANDY WRAPPER so that each car is meticulous.
PHEW! That just tired me out reliving that :):)
Don't feel sorry for me though....
I'm rich! I'm rich!
Ima try to hold back and not spend it all in one spot though :):)
Every time I find change in cars, I proudly hold up the dime and two pennies and do a song and dance to Tim. It goes something like this:
"I found money and you didn't, falalalalala. Look at this money, you can't have it cause you didn't find it, falalalalala."
Sometimes, Tim's actually amused. Heeeee.
Okay, I think the heat got to me this week. :):):)
Take care guys and we'll talk at ya soon!!!