Sweetcorn is one of the numerous ‘New World’ vegetables — along with tomatoes, white and sweet potatoes, peppers, chillies — introduced relatively recently into China and Southeast Asia and now extremely popular ingredients in these cuisines. Thai cookery often uses sweetcorn in its dishes and these hot and spicy pancakes are typical of Thai food. I prefer it even hotter, but if you wish you may cut down on the chillies. Delicious served warm or cold, these pancakes make an excellent starter but may also be served as a side vegetable dish to a main course.
Remove the corn kernels from the cob with a sharp knife or cleaver. You should end up with about
Heat a frying-pan, preferably non-stick, add the oil and spoon in
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