I went away for my birthday this past weekend. I traveled to Eastbourne in East Sussex. It is a lovely seaside town, and I enjoyed bringing my two little dogs for the trip. They adapted very easily to apartment life, and they absolutely loved the beach. What I didn’t love, was some of the food. Due to the horrible sweetcorn cakes at one of the Thai restaurants, I went home 3 days later still thinking about them. They were full of grease, rubbery as if they were put in the microwave oven right before I ate them and worst of all packed full of curry powder instead of fresh chili peppers. Sometimes menus really deceive, don’t they?
When I got home from my trip, the first thing I made was Thai Sweetcorn cakes, the way they should taste in my opinion. And they finally satisfied that 3 day long craving of hot chili with the sweetness of the corn.
1 400 g can of Vegan creamed corn (you can make your own from scratch the night before, but if in a hurry, just grab a can of this from Trader Joe’s of Whole Foods, and you are ready to go)
1 cup of rice flour
1 tsp of gluten free baking powder
1/2 cup of potato flour (not potato starch)
2 Bird’s Eye chili
1 spring onion (scallion)
Safflower oil for the frying
For the sauce
2 tablespoons of vegan spread
1 tsp of Peri Peri powder
Mix the creamed corn with the potato and rice flour until it is nice and thick.
Chop the 2 chili peppers and the spring onion, and then add to the corn and flour.
Let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.
Meanwhile you can start making your sauce which is easy peasy.
Take the Peri Peri powder and fry at a low heat with the vegan spread.
Pour into a small bowl and set aside.
Heat up about 1 tablespoon of safflower oil in a frying pan.
Form the the corn/flour mix into patties with your hands.
Fry each patty for about 8 minutes while frequently flipping.
Serve while hot, and top with the sauce, it will taste spicy, but that was what I was craving! They tasted wonderfully delicious.
These are quick and easy to whip up for a starter or just a fast lunch. Everyone will dig in, trust me !
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