Corn and Parsnip Cakes

Corn and Parsnip Cakes Recipe
Photo: Karry Hosford
Reminiscent of corn fritters, this skillet-cooked side dish features the additional sweetness of parsnips.


6 servings (serving size: 3 cakes)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 152
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 4.6 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 1.5 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 5.2 g
Carbohydrate 24.8 g
Fiber 2.5 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 378 mg
Calcium 36 mg


1 cup chopped parsnip (about 4 ounces)
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole-kernel corn, drained
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon butter, divided


Cook parsnip in boiling water 12 minutes or until very tender; drain. Cool to room temperature.

Place corn in a food processor; pulse 3 to 4 times or until chopped. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Add parsnip, flour, and next 4 ingredients (flour through eggs). Pulse 3 to 4 times or until combined. Stir in chives.

Heat 1 teaspoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls to form 6 cakes. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and batter.

December 2001
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