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Sam's Fresh Corn & Cornmeal Pancakes

30 minutes prep
30 minutes active cooking
1 hour total

Makes 4 - 6 servings

Sam Smith makes a mean pancake.

While he’s known for his innovative, Middle Easternish food from his days as the chef at Tusk, Sam Smith makes a mean pancake. Made with a blend of flour and Ayers Creek cornmeal and studded with fresh corn kernels, these can go from sweet to savory with a couple of minor tweaks.

What you'll need


For the shopping list

1 1/4 cup of

All Purpose flour

3 tablespoons of

cane sugar

1 teaspoon of

baking powder

1 teaspoon of

baking soda



1/4 cup of

butter, melted

1 cup of

fresh corn kernels

2 cups of

buttermilk (can sub non-dairy milk)

1 cup of

fresh cheese curds, chopped

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From the kitchen


Chef Knife


Cutting Board


Heavy Skillet


Mixing Bowl



What you'll have to do

Step 1

Whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry using a rubber spatula. Then, fold in the corn and cheese curd.

Step 3

Heat cast iron pan on medium. Put a tiny bit of butter or a few drops of oil in the pan and rub with a paper towel. When hot, ladle 3 oz batter into the pan.

Step 4

Don’t overcrowd, the batter will spread out a little bit. When you start to see bubbles coming through the pancake, check the bottom.

Step 5

When nice and brown, flip and cook on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter. The first one or two may not turn out perfectly. Adjust the heat if it browns too quickly or too slowly.

Step 6

Top with lots of butter and whatever other toppings sound good, like honey, jam, preserves, or my favorite, maple syrup. I always like to sprinkle a little bit of finishing salt on top for a salty crunch to balance the sweetness.


Leave out butter, and sub non dairy milk for buttermilk for dairy free recipe.

Leave out half the sugar, add a 1/4 cup of chopped jalapeños and a 1/4 cup chopped cilantro for a more savory version.

Top with raspberry or your favorite jam instead of maple syrup.

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