Fresh Corn Pancakes with Lime Drizzle
Start your morning off right with these light and easy pancakes. Fresh corn is in abundance during the summer and adds a subtle sweetness. Combining whole wheat and all-purpose flour is a fun cooking hack that enhances the nutrition without changing the flavor and texture. Drizzle on our lime and honey syrup for a fresh and zesty kick to get you up and on the right track for the day.
Makes 4 servings. Yield 12 pancakes.
Per Serving: 198 calories, 6 g total fat (3 g saturated fat), 30 g carbohydrate, 7 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 197 mg sodium.
6 Tbsp. whole-wheat pastry flour
6 Tbsp. unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 large egg
2/3 cup 1 percent milk
4 tsp. unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup fresh corn kernels (1 medium ear)
1 medium scallion, green part only, very thinly sliced
1 egg white
2 Tbsp. honey, preferably wildflower
1-2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
In medium mixing bowl, combine flours and salt.
In small bowl, use fork to beat egg. Add milk and melted butter and stir to combine.
Add wet ingredients to dry ones, mixing until combined but small lumps remain. Stir in corn and scallion greens.
In small bowl, use hand or electric mixer to beat egg white until soft peaks form. Gently fold egg white into pancake batter.
Coat heavy skillet, preferably cast iron, generously with cooking spray and set pan over medium-high heat. When drops of water flicked into pan bounce, re-stir pancake batter. Using 1/4 cup measure, scoop down to bottom of bowl and dip out about 3 tablespoons batter. Pour batter onto skillet, making 3 1/2-inch pancake. Repeat, placing pancakes 3 inches apart. Cook until bubbles dot pancakes, edges look opaque and bottoms are nicely browned, about 3 minutes. Flip pancakes and brown lightly on second side. Transfer pancakes to platter and cover to keep warm.
For drizzle, in small bowl, whisk honey and 1 tablespoon lime juice together until combined. If syrup is too sweet, add more lime juice to taste.
Serve pancakes with honey-lime drizzle or Radish Cucumber Raita.
• Whole-wheat pastry flour
• Unbleached all-purpose flour
• 1 percent milk
• Unsalted butter
• Fresh corn kernels
• Egg white
• Lime juice
• Cooking spray
Dana Jacobi takes a fresh look at deliciously healthy food. Her Something Different recipes are inspired by local produce, the seasons, and bold ethnic flavors. More from Dana Jacobi.