Corn Cakes Belizean-style a La Jardinerita

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Belizean-style and inspired corn cakes. The base recipe is a traditional Southern US recipe which I "Belizeified". This is dedicated to my dear Belizean friend (and recado rojo supplier) La Jardinerita. She recently visited Belize and came back with homemade recado rojo for me because I was almost out of it and I was starting to panic!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
3-4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    cornmeal
  • 1 c
    pastry flour (white or whole wheat)
  • 2 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    milk (the ratio of cow's milk to coconut milk is negotiable)
  • 1/2 c
    coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp
    belizean recado rojo
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/4 c
    butter, oil or lard, melted
  • 1/3 c
    finely minced white onion
  • 3/4 c
    english cheddar cheese (tested an english sharp white cheddar)
  • ·
    additional coconut oil for frying
  • ·
    green onions, sliced
  • ·
    fresh limes, sliced
  • ·
    fresh cilantro, minced
  • ·
    marie sharp hot sauce from belize (your choice)

How to Make Corn Cakes Belizean-style a La Jardinerita

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients: cornmeal, pastry flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a measuring cup whisk together the milk, coconut milk and recado rojo, breaking up any lumps with a fork. Whisk in the eggs, melted butter (or substitution), minced onion and the cheese.
  3. Stir in the milk/coconut milk mixture with the dry ingredients. Only stir just enough to combine.
  4. Heat up some coconut oil in a skillet on medium. Pour 2 tablespoons heaping of the corn cake batter into the skillet. Cook about 2 minutes or until the top starts to bubble and the bottom is browned. Flip over and cook another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Plate corn cakes and serve with the requisite toppings: green onions, lime slices, fresh cilantro and Marie Sharp's hot sauce!

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About Corn Cakes Belizean-style a La Jardinerita

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Caribbean
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian



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