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Sweet corn and shrimp cakes

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
35 min
20 min
15 min
This cake might not have icing, but it definitely tastes amazing! With the combination of sweet corn and shrimp, these cakes are a great appetizer—whether served plain or with a chunky salsa. They only take 35 minutes to make, so you can throw them together right before your guests arrive. With the given amount of ingredients, this recipe makes enough to serve 8, which is perfect for a large get-together. You'll cook them on using a skillet, just like regular pancakes. Plus, our recipe calls for cilantro, but if that's not your favorite, feel free to swap in another fragrant herb to add a little punch of flavor.



6 medium, kernels removed (about 3 cups)

All-purpose flour

2 Tbsp

Egg white(s)

2 large

Fat free evaporated milk

¼ cup(s)

Table salt

½ tsp

Chili powder

¼ tsp

Cooked shrimp

2 oz, tiny salad-size (about 1/2 cup)

Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Fat free salsa

½ cup(s)


2 Tbsp


  1. Purée 2 cups of corn in a food processor. Add flour, egg whites, milk, salt and chili powder; pulse several times to combine. Stir in shrimp and remaining 1 cup of corn.
  2. Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. To make cakes, place 1 tablespoon of batter in skillet to make each of 16 cakes. Cook in approximately three batches of five or six cakes each until bottoms of cakes are browned, about 2 minutes. Turn over and cook until lightly browned on other side, about 2 minutes more.
  3. Serve each cake topped with salsa and garnish with cilantro. Yields 2 cakes and 1 tablespoon of salsa per serving.
  4. Flavor Booster: For a hot twist on this dish, dust the corn with 1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder, then puree following the recipe. Try green salsa made with tomatillos for a change.