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Kefir Corn Cakes with Fried Eggs

Yields 12-14 cakes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword vegetarian
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Cherry on My Sundae


Kefir corn cakes

  • ¾ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup plain Lifeway Kefir
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • ½ anaheim pepper chopped
  • ½ jalapeno seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup scallions chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ cup shredded gouda cheese
  • oil for pan frying

Chipotle lime crema

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canned chipotle adobo juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper

Remaining ingredients

  • 6 fried eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons fried shallots for garnish
  • Maldon salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper


  • Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Whisk together kefir with egg and add to dry mixture. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add corn, anaheim pepper, and jalapeno, and saute until softened, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chopped scallions, cilantro, and 1 teaspoon chili powder. Let cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, make chipotle lime crema. Combine sour cream with cilantro, chipotle adobo juice, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Add cooled vegetable mixture to cornmeal batter and stir until combined. Add shredded gouda and stir until combined.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Scoop ¼ cup batter per corn cake onto pan. Cook until golden brown, flip and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Transfer kefir corn cakes to a serving plate and place a dollop of chipotle lime crema on top. Top with fried eggs, cilantro, and fried shallots. Sprinkle with maldon salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Serve immediately.