Grate 6 ears of corn on the large holes of a box grater set in a medium bowl. Cut the kernels from the remaining 2 ears with a sharp knife and add to the bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the flour, the egg, scallions, parsley, salt and pepper; stir until a thick batter forms. Add more flour if the batter seems thin. It should have the consistency of a very thick cake batter.
Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large cast-iron skillet. Working in batches, spoon a scant 1/4 cup of the batter into the skillet for each corn cake and cook over moderate heat until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Wipe out the pan and repeat with additional butter and batter. Serve the corn cakes hot.
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