Thai Sweetcorn Cakes (Gluten Free and Vegan)

Posted by ♦***Admin--Dia***♦ on July 30th, 2009. Filed under: Casein Free, Dairy Free and Vegan, Macrobiotic, Sugar Free, Vegetarian, Wheat and Gluten Free.

Thai Sweetcorn Cakes (gluten free and vegan)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.
Thai Sweetcorn Cakes (gluten free and vegan)
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.
Thai Sweetcorn Cakes (gluten free and vegan)

These are quick and easy to whip up for a starter or just a fast lunch. Everyone will dig in, trust me :) !
Makes 10

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24 Responses to Thai Sweetcorn Cakes (Gluten Free and Vegan)

  1. Flickruser

    ooo looks like something I would make for a party, love it!

  2. Gemma

    They look very yummy Dia, and easy to do. That’s what I like!

  3. Jen Jen

    You and chilli peppers, spicy!

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  5. veggiepeggie

    I love the idea of creamed corn instead of plain corn, must bring a lot of moisture to the cakes. Nice!

  6. Felicity

    mmm, these look delicious. How do you make your own creamed corn?

  7. Administrator

    Creamed corn is easy to make, you can even do it in the microwave. All you need is a 300g can of sweetcorn drained and 1/2 cup of vegan spread. Mash the corn a little with a potato masher, and mix in with the melted vegan butter, bong it in the microwave for 8 minutes or stir over a low heat on your cooker until it is nice a creamy. You can add salt, pepper, etc. Some people even add soy cream, but I don’t think it goes well with the corn.

  8. southfillygal

    Beautiful pics!

  9. Gingercarrots

    Lmao, god don’t you hate it when you are that hungry and get served bad food? What a shame it happened on your big day. Your thai cakes look nice and fresh.

  10. mamamiavegancrazy

    Yours sound much much better without being deep fried. Ew. Who wants deep fried anything today? And people wonder why we are the most unhealthy nation!

  11. Dave

    These are great – put in as much or as little hot stuff as you want, according to your personal taste. Don’t offer any to your friends, keep ‘em all for yourself !!
    Why on earth a Thai restaurant with – one assumes – professional chefs cannot produce something as simple and as tasty as this I don’t understand.

  12. Kishina

    great cooking again, I like spicy food and will make your cakes for my next dinner party. We hope you are feeling better. See you on the board soon!

  13. Laura

    You are cool. And Happy B-day again Dia! I hope this is the best year yet! Next is the big 3 0 . OMG.

  14. Michael

    Happy belated birthday Dia! Nice Thai sweet corn cakes, I’m not afraid of a little spice ;)

  15. Louise

    This is the second post I’ve read within minutes about someone lazily drifting at a near by seaside town. I think they were in Devon.

    From a positive point of view, you’re disappointment is our reward! I’m intrigued by the thought of Thai Sweetcorn Cakes. They look heavenly. I feel a bit silly but I may never know unless I ask. What is Peri Peri powder?

    Thanks for sharing Dia. When was your birthday? Happy, Happy birthday; I’m singing to you:)

  16. Administrator

    I first experienced Peri Peri, or can be spelled Piri Piri, at Nandos Restaurant when they first opened up 7 or so years ago. They sold Peri Peri sauce in bottles. It contains the African Bird’s Eye Chili pepper, which is called Piri Piri. But you can buy it in powder form, and it not only includes the Bird’s eye pepper but also paprika, bay leaf powder, pepper, etc. all in one container. My birthday was last week, thank you for the song :)

  17. MacroMan

    i never heard of peri peri either until now, sounds hot. i always love to come on to look at your photography. good stuff.

  18. Oodlesandnoodles

    They look nice and crispy

  19. Joyce

    Happy happy birthday happy birthday! Sorry I missed it Dia. You always do a great job on your blogs.

  20. Philip

    Hey girl, good cookin here, wish I had a clue in the kitchen. You put me to shame miss D

  21. Evita

    Happy Belated Birthday Dia!

    I have never heard of these corn cakes, but they look and sound great! I would love to try making them!

  22. Administrator

    Thanks very much for the birthday wishes everybody! Let’s hope this year is much better than the last!!

  23. christine

    I’m going to make some of these and some of the chilli potato cakes for lunch – yum:-)

  24. Sweet Corn Suppliers

    Lovely, I made a similar salad to go with steak, it’s very versatile! The feta cheese is a great addition! Registered & Protected