The thing about backyard gardening, especially when you don't use commercial fertilizers and pesticides, is that what you harvest don't always look perfect like they do at the grocery store. That's what happened with our corn crop this year. We had maybe 10 good cobs of corn which we immediately demolished after a short simmer in plain water. They were so sweet, we didn't even bother with butter or any seasonings. Just ate them straight off the cob as is! But alas, that was it for our small bed of corn. The rest of the harvest were stunted, small and malformed. No one really wanted to gnaw on them. But I wasn't ready to toss them into the compost yet! I cut the good kernels off the cob and made these delicious corn pancakes and my picky girls didn't know any better.
They're very easy to make. Here's how you do it. And if you don't have fresh corn, the recipe works just as well with frozen or canned corn.
2 cups Corn Kernels
¾ cup plain Yogurt
¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
½ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Pancake Mix
Mix all the ingredients together and fry as you would pancakes. Just heat a tablespoon of oil in a skillet and pour in just enough batter to make the desired size of pancakes.
We served these up for brunch, with the tomato salsa.