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Hot corncakes with avocado, bacon and basil August 29, 2010

Filed under: Brunch,Meat — delishuss @ 7:51 pm
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I got this recipe from www.bbcgoodfood.com. The recipe instructions were really bad so I have edited their version. I tried the recipe with the avocado and I really don’t think it needs it. I didn’t have basil so I just used spicy italian herbs instead (from Schwarz). I also doubled up on the batter and kept the remainder in the fridge for the following day. These are not really the healthiest option but you have to indulge sometimes.

  • 100 ml olive oil for deep frying
  • 1 red pepper , diced
  • 1 fresh red or green chilli , deseeded and chopped
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • egg , beaten
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 2 x 330g sweetcorn nibblets, drained
  • handful basil leaf , chopped, plus extra to serve (or use 2 tsp spicy Italian herbs)

TO SERVE

  • 8 rashers, back or streaky bacon
  • juice 1⁄2 lemon
  • 1 or 2 avocado , peeled, stoned and sliced

Method

  1. Heat grill to high. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large non-stick frying pan and sizzle the pepper for 5 mins until softened, adding the chilli for the final min. Remove and set aside.
  2. Put the flour into a large bowl, make a well, then stir in the egg and then the milk to make a batter, whisking to remove any lumps. Stir in the corn, peppers, chilli and chopped basil, then season well.
  3. Heat a wok and add the remaining oil and heat until very hot. Then carefully drop 4 large tbsps of the batter into the pan. Don’t panic they look like they will seperate but they bind together. Try not to agitate them while they are cooking.
  4. Cook for 2 mins until risen and golden underneath, then cook for 1 min more. You’ll need to do these in batches, remove and drain on the kitchen paper to remove the excess fat. Keep warm.
  5. Meanwhile, grill the bacon.
  6. Mix the lemon juice and remaining oil together with seasoning. Serve 4 cakes each, topped with the avocado, bacon, a scattering of basil leaves and a drizzle of the dressing.
 

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