Cachapas

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Cachapas
Recipe type: Side
 
Cachapas is a Venezuelan food recipe for corn pancakes.
Ingredients
  • 5 ears corn, shucked ( or 2 15.25oz cans of corn)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar ( or increased this to 4 tbsp)
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 large eggs
  • ¾ cup finely ground cornmeal
  • 4 tablespoons butter
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, puree the corn with milk, sugar, salt, pepper, egg and cornmeal. The batter should be the consistency of a thick pancake batter.
  2. Heat a large nonstick saute pan over low heat. Add 1 tbsp butter.
  3. When the butter has melted and is hot, add batter, forming 3 inch rounds. Cook for 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Repeat process with remaining butter and batter.
  5. The cachapas may be made 2 hours in advance and kept uncovered at room temperature. They may be reheated in a 350°F oven until heated through.

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