What makes our Corn so cool? (Beside the fact that it’s frozen.)
Our corn is Non-GMO Sweet Corn, and corn is high in dietary fiber and according to the USDA National Nutrient Database, corn not only provides the necessary calories for healthy, daily metabolism but is also a rich source of vitamin A, B, E, and many minerals.
Frozen corn can be used to replace fresh or canned corn in any of your favorite recipes. Here is a special occasion favorite to try especially when there is an abundance of fresh basil.
Corn Crab Cakes
makes 6-8 servings
- 1 large onion diced
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander seeds
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cups frozen corn, defrosted (one NFCA 10 oz pkg)
- 1/4 cup Madeira or sherry wine
- 1/2 pound crabmeat
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup gluten-free bread crumbs
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
gluten-free flour for dredging, 1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying
Sauté onion and coriander in the olive oil and butter until onions are translucent. Add corn and Madeira and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Add crab, eggs, mayonnaise, and basil. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 1-3 hours or up to one day.
Form the crab mixture into small patties (about 2 tablespoons each), gently dredge in flour , and fry in moderately hot oil. Fry a few patties at a time, allowing space between each cake, 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with favorite tartar sauce.
This recipe was adapted from a recipe in “Basil” by Janet Hazen
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