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September 2, 2008

Tomato Week 2008: Corn Cake and Tomato Sandwiches

Corn Cakes and Tomatoes

One of my sister and my favorite ways to eat tomatoes is to make Corn Cake and Tomato sandwiches! I remember having tomatoes and corn cakes as children, but I don't remember making sandwiches with them, though we do now! The corn cake is the perfect base for the sandwich and compliments the juicy, ripe tomato so well! This is a quick, easy and delicious way to utilize all those luscious ripe tomatoes!


What You'll Need for the Corn Cakes:
2 cups of corn meal
1 cup of white whole wheat flour (Note: Unbleached white flour works fine too.)
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of sea salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups of buttermilk (Note: You may need more or less. You want the consistency of pancake batter.)
Non-stick spray or oil for the pan

Corn Cakes: Browning

Heat a large skillet over medium heat.

While the skillet is heating in a large bowl stir together corn meal, flour, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt until well mixed. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to incorporate.

Corn Cakes

Spray pan with non-stick spray or brush with oil. Spoon batter into the hot pan as you would pancakes and brown on each side, flipping once. Once done through remove from heat and place on a plate for serving.

Corn Cakes and Tomatoes

What You'll Need to Make the Sandwiches:
Corn Cakes (See above)
Tomatoes, sliced
Sea salt
Light mayonnaise

Spread a corn cake with a light layer of mayo, add a tomato, sprinkle with a little sea salt and top with another corn cake. Eat whole or slice.

How easy is that?

Notes: You could add cucumbers and bell pepper strips to the sandwich too if you liked. Or even a slice of cheese, but they really are fabulous just with the tomato!

Posted by Dianne at September 2, 2008 7:31 AM

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What a neat idea! I never thought of such a thing but it sounds delicious. What a good way to use up all those home-grown tomatoes I'm letting rot on the vine!

Posted by: Teresa at September 2, 2008 12:51 PM

It really is simple, but delicious!

Posted by: Dianne at September 2, 2008 3:25 PM

ooh -- my mouth is watering. :)

Posted by: katherine at September 2, 2008 5:14 PM

I've made corn fritters for the kids using a batter that is almost identical - but adding corn kernels for extra crunch. I never thought to make a sandwich - but I like the idea!!

Posted by: Megan at September 2, 2008 11:37 PM

I've always wanted to add corn kernels to these, but I never remember until after the fact!

Posted by: Dianne at September 3, 2008 3:46 PM

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