Camembert, Radish, and Sweet Corn Cakes

Summer is offically here on Friday, but corn season is well underway. I will gladly admit that I actually believe I could live solely on good corn for months without fail. And while my preferred preparation of this delicious grass (seriously, corn is a grass) is straight off of the grill, my current lack of a backyard leaves that barbecued treat a wonderful but distant memory.

Instead, I offer this alternative corn dish. This combination of peppery radish, milky Camembert, and pleasantly sweet sweet corn is texturally not unlike another local favorite in these parts: the crab cake.

1 cup sweet corn
4 radishes, finely chopped
2 oz. Camembert
1/2 cup panko flakes
1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

In a bowl, mix corn, radish, Camembert, and parsley. Taste and season accordingly with salt and pepper. Add egg and panko flakes and mix thoroughly. Add more panko flakes if mixture is still too loose. Refrigerate for one hour.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Gently form mixture into five small patties and fry for two minutes on one side, or until golden brown. Repeat on otherside until sufficently browned. Serve with a small garnish of parsley.


Nichim said...

Wow, my sweet cousin Rachel's blog sends me to your blog, and lo and behold, something totally delicious-sounding to do with my leftover panko, and a reason to spin off into sweet revery of summer days on our grandparents' farm picking and roasting and eating too hot the most deliciousest corn in the world. Months yet until corn season in NW Oregon. I'll try this when it comes.

P H I L said...

awesome! great to meet some of rachel's family, even if only over the internet!

Angie said...

This corncake has been on my mind for almost a year now so R & P and I gathered to celebrate it last night. We had to make some 7/11 substitutes including Ritz crackers for Panko flakes but it was still delicious!!! Can you now help me with my okra cakes?

P H I L said...

okra? that's you department, alabama.

in fact, i've never tried making it. the first time i ever saw okra was as a gift given to us on a family vacation in virginia. we didn't know what the hell to do with it, so we decided to see who could throw it the farthest. i think i did pretty well.

i think i should be asking you for okra tips.