Yesterday, we ate black eyed peas for "good luck." We used the left over bloody Mary mix to fix aspic with cup of chopped olives and chopped celery. To this repast I added barbecued chicken breast. Then Mimi wanted to make corn cakes.
2 cups of water
1 cup of plain corn meal
1 tsp salt
In a sauce pan large enough to stir well, pour in the water and salt. Bring the water to a boil and then turn down the temperature to keep it hot but not a rolling boil. Gradually add the meal and stir, stir, stir. The hot water cooks the corn meal. After it is mixed, flatten down the top. Let cool and then put pan in the refrigerator so it can get really cold. After the mixture is cold make corn cakes about 2 inches long and pat to make a thin cake but not too thin. After you have patted out the cakes, deep fry until golden brown all over. Drain on paper towels.
The kitty justice is you cannot just eat one. BTW you must use real butter on them to get the true pleasure in each bite.