Cheesecake Factory Corn Cakes (Copycat)

Cheesecake Factory Corn Cakes (Copycat)

Tender, buttery corn cakes topped with tomatillo salsa, pico de gallo, southwestern sauce, avocadoes, cilantro and sour cream! A true Cheesecake Factory Favorite brought into your own kitchen!! Easy to make and really fast with a food processor!

Details

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Course: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Author: FlashRecipe.com

Ingredients

Salsa Verde:

  • 2 tomatillos , diced
  • 4 ounces mild green chilies , drained and diced
  • 1 green onion , minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro , minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

Tomato Salsa:

  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro , minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 small jalapeno , seeded and minced
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash ground black pepper

Southwestern Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch onion powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash garlic powder

Tamale Corn Cakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups sweet corn
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup corn masa harina flour (corn flour)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Toppings:

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 avocado , diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro , chopped

Instructions

  1. Make the salsa verde by putting the tomatillos, mild green chilies, green onion, 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, 1 1/4 teaspoons granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 pinch ground black pepper in a food processor for 5-10 seconds. Put in the refrigerator to chill.

  2. To make the tomato salsa put the tomatoes, diced onion, 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, 1/4 teaspoon lime juice, 1/2 small jalapeno, 1 dash salt and 1 dash ground black pepper in a food processor for 5-10 seconds. Put in the refrigerator to chill.

  3. To make the southwestern sauce, put 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, 1 teaspoon water, 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, 1 pinch cayenne pepper, 1 pinch onion powder, 1 dash salt and 1 dash garlic powder in a small bowl and mix.
  4. To Make the Tamale Cakes, put 1 cup of the frozen corn with the butter, sugar, and salt in a food processor. Blend well. Move the ingredients to a bowl. Add the corn flour, remaining corn and all purpose flour and blend well.
  5. Measure 1/4 cup portions of the mixture and form it into patties with your hands. Add 2 tablespoons of canola oil to a pan and heat onto medium high. Cook the patties for 3-5 minutes or until browned, flip and continue to cook until browned.

  6. To assemble, Place all the cakes on a warmed serving platter. Add a spoonful of the salsa verde and pico de gallo salsa. Garnish with diced avocado, the southwestern sauce, cilantro and a dollop of sour cream.
  7. Enjoy! You’ve earned it!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 Servings, Amount per serving: 439 calories, Calories: 439g, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 429mg, Potassium: 331mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 1235g, Vitamin C: 14.8g, Calcium: 34g, Iron: 0.8g

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