Snack it - Mushroom Corn patties

Being a muncher or nibbler that I'm, I'm always looking for new dishes for these mid day meals or tea time bites. Making this search easier are ingredients which are versatile, which can be used in any recipe, adapted to any cuisine and suitable to any climate. Few such ingredients are mushroom and corn, which when put together results in interesting combination. One such combination is a patty or a fritter of mushroom and corn. Perfect savory snack.

Mushroom Corn Patties Recipe
Minimally adapted from here.


3 ears of corn (I used 1 cup frozen corns)
1 large egg
1/4 cup milk
2-3 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 large shiitake mushrooms (2 ounces), stems discarded and caps cut into 1/2-inch dice (I used button mushrooms)
1/4 cup diced onion
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt/ As per taste
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
2 tbsp bread crumbs
1 tbsp chopped parsley

  • Method:

  1. Thaw the corns, if using frozen. Place half of it in a blender and puree it along with milk and egg.

  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add the mushrooms and onion and cook on high heat, stirring occasionally, till lightly browned. Add rest of the corns and stir for 1-2 mins. Remove the mixture on a plate and let it cool for 5-10 mins. You can also cool it in fridge.

  3. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt & pepper in a bowl. Add the corn puree, then the mushroom, onion, corn mixture. Now add the red chilly powder, bread crumbs and parsley and mix it well.

  4. Lightly oil your plams, and make balls of this mixture. Flatten the balls. Complete making balls of all the mixture. Set aside

  5. Heat a non stick pan on high heat. Spray with cooking oil. When the skillet is really hot, then place 3-4 patties on the centre (depending on size of your skillet). Let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Then reduce the heat to medium high and let it cook well. Flip and let the other side also turn golden in color. Alternately you can deep fry the patties to make it crunchier. But that wouldn't be that healthy.

  6. Place on paper tissues and serve hot with ketchup or dip of your choice.

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