Calico Corn Cakes Recipe
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Calico Corn Cakes Recipe

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Served with salsa on the side, these fluffy corn cakes from our Test Kitchan make a fantastic side for nearly any main dish, especially those with Southwestern flair. Try serving them with sour cream on the side for a little extra kick.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:3-4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 3-4 servings


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon diced pimientos
  • 1/2 cup salsa

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 135 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 308mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a small skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, oregano, baking powder, cumin, egg and milk just until combined. Fold in the corn, pimientos and onion mixture.
  2. Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray; drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls into skillet. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with salsa. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Calico Corn Cakes in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p64

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"These were a super hit with my family. I made a mistake in making them, by not cooking the veggies first, but they loved it still. It was very tasty and will be making them again."

Reviewed May. 30, 2013

"When I said it sounds wonderful, I had been reading posts where other folks improvised some of their own ingredients.  I am glad this is a flexible recipe.  The original way is the way I tried it and loved it.  But now I want to add other ingredients to it, too. "

Reviewed May. 30, 2013

"sounds wonderful! Can't wait to try it again."

Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"I thought I'd try something a little different. Tasty and I love the color! Goes great with sour cream. The batter didn't go quite as far as I had hoped, next time I will double the recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"LOVED these! I left out the green peppers by preference. The flavor was amazing and we will definitely make again!"

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