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Calico Corn Cakes Recipe

Calico Corn Cakes Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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BaileyMom5 User ID: 7456117 63392
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."

Marilii User ID: 7283362 162387
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. "

Marilii User ID: 7283362 88572
Reviewed May. 30, 2013

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

jillibean222 User ID: 6770008 136778
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."

sarahns User ID: 6849441 63391
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

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

sarahns User ID: 6849441 88570
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"LOVED these! The flavor was amazing and we will definitely make again!"

Grandma2kjm User ID: 6320115 88569
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"I made these tonight to go with Black Bean Enchiladas & we loved them together! I used orange pepper not green. They were easy to make, tasted great & presented well in the meal. Served them with light sour cream & salsa. Will make again!!"

maggieaw User ID: 4163584 207827
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2011

"Very good, unique recipe. I made them this morning for a savory breakfast- delish. Would also be great topped with an egg for a Huevos rancheros type meal. I ate mine with some spicy salsa and dollop or sour cream- heavenly! I would also serve these for dinner as a side dish or even how you serve corn bread. Thanks, nice "new to me" recipe!"

revdoc1 User ID: 5509791 138087
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

"I added chipotle and a tad more flour then made them in the Belgium Waffle Maker!! MAde a green chili & rotelle sauce... OMGosh!!!"

Mamaorr User ID: 5857072 140158
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2011

"Very good side for a Mexican dish! They were easy to make and my picky kids loved them!"

mtnmamaB&B User ID: 5219581 162386
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"Wonderful. Have been making a similar recipe. We call them hoe cakes. Using Rotel, I think I like yours better. Add sliced black olives, a little sour cream, and shredded sharp cheddar."

bakergirl00 User ID: 1291183 76967
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"Really enjoyed! Used can of green chiles instead of pimientos for added flavor."

mammieofkayleelain User ID: 5730815 138085
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"need nutrient information before I would be able to make this,

you should add this to all your recipes!

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