James Carrier
Makes about 18 pancakes 4 inches wide; 6 main-dish servings

Notes: Serve with thinly sliced prosciutto, sliced tomatoes, and broiled green onions or leeks with some of their green tops. Spoon chipotle sauce onto pancakes or present it in a small cup (one made of lettuce works well). Garnish with slivers of green onions.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a large bowl, mix polenta, flour, baking powder, soda, sugar, and salt.

Step 2

Add egg and buttermilk. Beat with a whisk until batter is smooth. Stir in onions, corn, and butter.

Step 3

Place a griddle or 10- to 12-inch frying pan (nonstick, if desired) over medium heat. When it's hot, spoon batter in 1/4-cup portions onto griddle, spacing slightly apart. Cook until edges look dry, turn with a wide spatula, and brown bottoms, 2 to 3 minutes total.

Step 4

Serve pancakes as cooked, or arrange in a single layer on racks on baking sheets and keep warm in a 150° oven up to 15 minutes.

Step 5

Stack pancakes on plates and serve with chipotle sauce added to taste.

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