Friday, June 12, 2015

French Fridays with Dorie - Celebration Week #3: ”The Play-It-Again-Dorie Recipe“


After having cooked our way through Dorie Greenspan´s cookbook "Around my French Table" for the last four years, seven months, and twenty-one days, our third celebratory post for French Fridays with Dorie is entitled ”The Play-It-Again-Dorie Recipe“ – meaning that we were asked to choose the recipe from the book that we „have made the most often"  or that we "have made a variation of the most".

Although I love to keep making many recipes from the book, there are actually two recipes that I have made the most from Dorie´s book. There is the family-favorite „Chicken, Apples, and Cream à la Normande“ (pages 218-9) that we made back in December 2012. And everybody´s favorite, the Corn Pancakes (page 337) that we made back in June of 2012.




Dorie´s Corn Pancakes are fabulous on their own, or as an accompaniment to roast chicken, pork cutlets, and steaks. But they are equally good in summer with a lovely tangy Cherry Bell Radish Dip or fancied up with lime crème fraîche, fresh salmon tartare and salmon roe.




Who would have thought that a recipe with but four ingredients (corn, flour, eggs, and milk) would prove to be the most requested recipe at our house – I suspect that kids just love the inherent sweetness from the corn and I love the convenience of being able to use a cupboard staple, canned corn, and be able to have a recipe that I can easily adapt to what we feel in the mood for.

I often add chives to the batter and I have translated this recipe many times for friends and, particularly for the children´s classmates who are just crazy about them. I have made them for school lunches and picnics, in summer and in winter and for Food Revolution Day as well.

Corn Pancakes are always a success and always such terrific recipe to have in the back of your mind. No matter what your cooking skills. And no matter what you fancy the day you are making these. Give this recipe a try and you will agree, I am sure.




To see what the other members of the French Fridays with Dorie group included in their celebratory posts, please go here.

For copyright reasons, we do and did not publish the recipes from the book. But you can find the recipe for the Corn Pancakes on page 337 in Dorie Greenspan´s cookbook "Around my French Table".


39 comments:

  1. I think that photo with the salmon tartare and salmon roe is fabulous, and a perfect choice. There are so many good
    recipes to select, and difficult to make the choice.

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    1. Nana, I read that you and Tricia both finished every single recipe from the book - that is absolutely amazing and deserves my respect and a big fat celebration!
      Andrea

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  2. Absolutely fabulous, I can see why they are your favorite.

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    1. Gerlinde, thank you very much!
      Lieben Dank,
      Andrea

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  3. Look wonderful!!! I love salmon!!
    xo

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  4. I am loving reading everyone's posts because I have forgotten about so many of these dishes! Your corn pancakes look sooo good.

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    1. Gaye, it is fun, isn´t it to revisit some of those beloved recipes from Dorie´s book. And this recipe for Dorie´s Corn Pancakes happens to be the true winner at our house.

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  5. Oh, boy, you've kicked these pancakes up a notch! I'd love mine topped with salmon tartare, too!

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    1. Liz, I am sure you would - if I may say so myself, not too many guests and family members who do not like to be served Dorie´s Corn Pancakes topped with lemon crème fraîche, freshly made salmon tartare and and some lovely salty salmon roe.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Andrea

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  6. Andrea, as I read this, I remember that this one is a favorite with the kids! I really, really need to make these again! All of your variations look fantastic! And chives... yummy, yummy!

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    1. Candy, wonderful, no-fuss, kid-friendly recipe indeed!

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  7. Wow is all I can say. If I had ever envisioned those corn pancakes as lovely as these I would want them every day.

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  8. Andrea, the top is one of my favorite photos of yours yet, really magnificent. That whole dish is just, well, award winning.

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    1. Peggy, very kind of you - sometimes momentous occasions call for eye-catching presentations.

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  9. Hi Andrea, it's funny how sometimes the most simple recipes can be the best, adding chives sounds like a wonderful idea, love the way your salmon tartare looks it's a piece of art. Have a wonderful week-end, Cheri

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    1. Cheri, often the best creations are born out of humble ingredients - could not agree with you more.

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  10. The corm pancakes - I had quite forgotten about those! Need to make again soon when corn comes into season. I love all the ways you have enjoyed these!

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    1. Mardi, Dorie´s Corn Pancakes are a great recipe to remember.

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  11. I need to make these corn cakes, Andrea - they sound so versatile! Also, I haven't made that chicken dish, either, so both are targeted for the future! I hope you and your family enjoyed the art fair at Jülich today! Liebe Grüße! David

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    1. David, the art fair was the best we have visited in a very long time - it was amazing, even better than those Corn Pancakes.

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  12. OOOOOOOO, the salmon tartare is decedent and gorgeous! I want! xxxx

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  13. Sometimes I think the simplest recipes are the best!
    I've enjoyed reading the Dorie wrap-ups over various blogs. It's a wonderful cookbook, and how fun to have made all the recipes.

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    1. Beth, absolutely, oftentimes less is more - so true of these basic corn pancakes. But sometimes we are in the mood to fancy them up with salmon tartare and salmon roe and some decadent lime crème fraîche.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Andrea

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  14. definitely my favourite too, lovin fresh fish tartare.
    the corn fritter sounds delish, unfortunately i'm avoiding any simple carbs now...
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

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    1. Dedy, thank you for your comment - no simple carbs...I do not think I could pull that off! But if you were to eat those you would most certainly appreciate them.

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  15. Corn pancakes are one of my favorites too! In fact, I need to make them again as fresh corn is beginning to show up in the market.

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    1. Guyla, these corn pancakes must be delicious with fresh corn.

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  16. Oh, Andrea, I commented yesterday and a little fairy ate my comment (Was it Imken?). I am so happy you reminded me of these Corn Cakes which I remember loving. I'm a girl from Iowa, what's not to love about corn. As a kid, I ate lots of canned corn. Of course, I never think of the many things that can be done with this little cake so was happy to read your many suggestions. I think my problem has been that I was so busy making new recipes each week that I never returned to re-make many recipes. Not enough mouths to feed around my house. Very nice post with lovely photos, as usual.

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    1. Mary, dear, oh those corn pancakes - yep, the kids love them and their friends love them and their families too...a recipe that I had no choice but to make again and again and share and translate and share some more - who would have thought? Not me, when I made them for the first time, that´s for sure! And, yes, I am grateful for all those hungry taste testers that happily seem to enjoy all those things I wip up.
      Love, Andrea - Imken says she did NOT eat up your comment though...but it sounds like sth she would love to do...

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  17. The easy ones seem to be shining through this week. Makes sense that the ones we turn to again and again are the easiest to squeeze into busy schedules. Love seeing all your creative ideas for those pancakes, they really are quite versatile.

    I spent my free weekend suffering from a nasty summer cold. Seems fully unfair to be sick when the weather is so beautiful, but I'm starting to feel better and looking forward to spending more time outside next weekend.

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    1. Rose, hope that you are all better now - surprisingly, there seem to be a lot of summer colds going around these days. You know what they say: "plenty of rest, lots of liquids...".
      Get well soon - gute Besserung,
      Andrea

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  18. The way you describe these corn pancakes just make me want to try them...I am a big fan of corn, therefore I know I will love them...it is so nice that you use this pancakes as a base of such an elegant dish such as the tuna tartare...beautifully done my dear!

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    1. Juliana, thank you very much - you know that I adore these simple, easy recipe with but a few ingredients that anyone can make and can remember. But sometimes it is also good to give them a bit of a fancy treatment like adding some beautiful salmon tartare and the works - either way, they are delicious and will stay in my repertoire of go-to recipes from Dorie´s book.
      Andrae

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  19. Of course, the way you dressed up those simple pancakes is so elegant. I just love how you topped them so beautifully with salmon tartare, creme fraiche, and roe. I would eat those any time!

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  20. These are wonderful, aren't they? I need to remember to make them more often. I exclaimed out loud when I saw your first photo - it's gorgeous and your presentation would make any chef envious.

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  21. I love all of the different ways you dressed up the corn pancakes. So creative! I need to revisit those this fall, once corn is out of season here. In the summer I love making fresh corn pancakes. They are a family favorite.

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