Sweet Corn Pancake

Sweet corn is native to central America, most of them are planted in Mexico and Peru. In the 16th century, sweet corn was imported to China and it has more than 400 years cultivation history. Eating sweet corn is very good to human’s health because there are plenty of nutrition in it. It includes vitamin B1,manganese, vitamin B5, dietary fiber, vitamin C,phosphorus and  folate. 

Sweet corn is beneficial to people who has problem of heart  and cancer diseases. Because the main element of folate in sweet corn can  help to maintain a good health condition  for human’s heart, according to the stats, folate can reduce 10%  of  the heart attack; it also can help smokers reduce the risk of lung cancer by 37 % (Diet Health Club, 2010).

It is always used in salads and many vegetarian or non-vegetarian dishes. However, in China, it is also usually cooked as a kind of snack which is called sweet corn pancake. People always eat this snack in the restaurant and it is one of the most popular snacks, especially in some festivals like Chinese New Year or in the wedding party.

It is fragrant, sweet, crispy and with a smell of cream. Furthermore, it has a very beautiful colour which can work up your appetite. Actually, the cooking process is very easy, everyone can cook them at home and enjoy the delicious taste with your friends or families.   

Suggestions:

1 It is better to cuted the sweet corn pancake into pieces, more convenient for people get to eat.

2 It can be cuted about 9 pieces, but it depends on the size. 

Making Processes:

1 Open the can, pull the sweet corn kernels into plate, drain the sweet corn kernels

2 Add the cornstarch into sweet corn kernels

3 Use spoon or chopsticks to mix the cornstarch and sweet corn kernels, make sure cornstarch cover the sweet corn kernels equably

4 Heating the pan and add some oil, pull the oil into a bowl when you fell the oil is hot

5 Leave some oil in the pan, then put the sweet corn kernels into the pan and use a spoon to press them flatly

6 When you see the sweet corn kernels are stick together, then pull the original oil into the pan, if it can not sock the kernels, add more oil into the pan

7 Add some sugar on the sweet corn kernels, use hard fire to fry the sweet corn kernels, but you need to make it not be parched

8 Turn off the fire when you see the sweet corn kernels are finalize the design

9 Put the sweet corn pancake in the plate, dust it with decorated sugar

10 Finally, cut it into proper pieces

Tips:

1 If you do not like too sweet food, you can ignore the step of adding sugar.

2 When you frying the sweet corn pancake, you need to shake the pan to make the pancake heat evenly.

3 You can use some vegetable or fruit to decorate the pancake instead of using decorated sugar.

 Reference:

Diet Health Club, (nd), Sweet Corn Nutrition And Health Benefits Of Sweet Corn, available at: http://www.diethealthclub.com/health-food/sweet-corn-health-benefits.html, accessed on 18/04/2011.

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2 Responses to “Sweet Corn Pancake”

  1. YU 24/04/2011 at 1:31 AM #

    very nice!

  2. JIE 24/04/2011 at 1:36 AM #

    Be good to eat! really want to taste

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