This is a variation on a recipe I developed for a cooking demo at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center last night on Southwest Cuisine – today’s lunch so P can try them. This version uses ground flax in place of the egg and yogurt + water in place of the buttermilk. I used flax because I am sensitive to eggs and yogurt because it was on hand.
Gluten Free Blue Corn Griddle Cakes
1 cup blue cornmeal (organic from Arrowhead Mills)
1/2 cup brown rice flour (or amaranth)
1 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons ground flax seed mixed with 1/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup whole milk yogurt
1/3 cup water
1 cup frozen cut corn (or fresh)
1/4 cup scallions, sliced
1/4 medium jalapeno pepper, finely diced
1/2 cup Monterey jack or Mexican cheese blend, grated
Extra virgin olive oil for cooking griddle cakes
Combine dry ingredients (cornmeal through pepper) in bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients (butter through cheese). Fold the dry ingredients into the wet.
Heat a cast iron griddle to medium high heat. Lightly coat the griddle with olive oil. When the griddle is hot, make a griddle cake with ¼ cup of batter. When they are ready to flip, little bubbles will start to appear on the top of the cakes (and the bottoms will be slightly browned) – about 3 to 4 minutes on the first side. After flipping, you can check the bottoms of the cake for doneness – this will take about an additional 3 minutes per cake.
Makes about 12 cakes. Serve hot.