After having cooked our way through Dorie Greenspan´s cookbook "Around my French Table" for the last four years, seven months, and twenty-one days, our third celebratory post for French Fridays with Dorie is entitled ”The Play-It-Again-Dorie Recipe“ – meaning that we were asked to choose the recipe from the book that we „have made the most often" or that we "have made a variation of the most".
Although I love to keep making many recipes from the book, there are actually two recipes that I have made the most from Dorie´s book. There is the family-favorite „Chicken, Apples, and Cream à la Normande“ (pages 218-9) that we made back in December 2012. And everybody´s favorite, the Corn Pancakes (page 337) that we made back in June of 2012.
Dorie´s Corn Pancakes are fabulous on their own, or as an accompaniment to roast chicken, pork cutlets, and steaks. But they are equally good in summer with a lovely tangy Cherry Bell Radish Dip or fancied up with lime crème fraîche, fresh salmon tartare and salmon roe.
Who would have thought that a recipe with but four ingredients (corn, flour, eggs, and milk) would prove to be the most requested recipe at our house – I suspect that kids just love the inherent sweetness from the corn and I love the convenience of being able to use a cupboard staple, canned corn, and be able to have a recipe that I can easily adapt to what we feel in the mood for.
I often add chives to the batter and I have translated this recipe many times for friends and, particularly for the children´s classmates who are just crazy about them. I have made them for school lunches and picnics, in summer and in winter and for Food Revolution Day as well.
Corn Pancakes are always a success and always such terrific recipe to have in the back of your mind. No matter what your cooking skills. And no matter what you fancy the day you are making these. Give this recipe a try and you will agree, I am sure.
To see what the other members of the French Fridays with Dorie group included in their celebratory posts, please go here.
For copyright reasons, we do and did not publish the recipes from the book. But you can find the recipe for the Corn Pancakes on page 337 in Dorie Greenspan´s cookbook "Around my French Table".