1In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, celery and bell pepper; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In a medium bowl, stir vegetable mixture and remaining ingredients except the oil and sour cream until well blended. In the same skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil over medium heat. Cooking 8 corn cakes at a time, drop corn mixture into oil by Tablespoonfuls, spreading each into 1 1/2 -inch round. Cook 1 minute and 30 seconds on each side, carefully turning once, until golden brown. Cook remaining corn cakes, using 2 teaspoons of oil for each batch of 8 corn cakes. Serve with the sour cream mixture.