Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Great Grub Grilling

Back when we still lived in DC I wrote about condo living and its restrictions on owning a grill. There were so many recipes that I didn't attempt because they required an outdoor grill or had to modify to make them work on our indoor grill. Well now that we are homeowners with a real backyard and a legit grill, we can't get enough of outdoor cooking.

I was so excited to see Giada DeLaurentiis' recent episode "A Girl's Grill", that included some fun and unexpected recipes for the grill. I was immediately attracted to this particular recipe because of its delicious ingredient list. I couldn't' wait to make them, and for good reason. They were amazing! They were sweet and crunchy from the corn, smokey and gooey from the cheese and from the grilling and the perfect side dish to accompany any grilled meat. We loved them. And thanks to my generous in-laws for passing down your grill, we are really enjoying it!

Grilled Corn and Cheese Cakes
Adapted from Giada DiLaurentiis

  • 2 cups fresh cooked corn, taken off the cob
  • 3/4 cup shredded smoked mozzarella (3 ounces), rind discarded
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, for serving

In a food processor, pulse the corn into a chunky puree. Place in a medium bowl. Add the cheese to the corn and mix.

Add a 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, chives, sour cream, salt, and pepper.

Stir until combined.

Form the mixture into 9 balls and then flatten into patties, each about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 3/4-inch thick. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Coat the patties in the remaining 1/2 cup breadcrumbs and drizzle with olive oil. Place a grill pan over medium heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Brush the patties with olive oil

and grill until toasted, 4 minutes on each side.

Arrange the corn cakes on a platter and top with a dollop of sour cream and small chive pieces.

Click Here for My Adapted Printable Recipe


Ashley's Cooking Adventures said...

These look awesome, I love everything in the ingredient list!

Woody said...

I tried to ruin this on the grill by not following my wife’s "flip them after 4 minutes" instructions. After 6 to 7 minutes they didn’t looked "grilled". Luckily they weren’t burned and a total loss. Credit to EEE for covering for my grilling mistake and not killing me.

When she said “I told you to flip them after 4 minutes. What part of that did you not understand?". My response didn’t help the situation, "You should have been more specific." She was not happy with that retort.
I was a great dish.

MaryBeth said...

YUMM-O...these look so darn scrumptious!

mobile said...

Hmmm what a great recipe it looks very nice and i`m sure it is delicious, so i will give it a try. Thanks a lot for sharing it with us.

Natalie said...

yum! I've made bean patties and grilled them before but I love the idea of using corn! Perfect side dish!