Bean and Corn Pancake Sandwich

About 6 months ago I cooked a Japanese dessert called dorayaki for Tablespoon and I became enamored with the idea of a pancake sandwich with a bean filling. It took me awhile, but I finally recreated these with a savory spin. These would be an awesome side dish with a nice grilled chicken, but we just ate them as a snack on a Sunday afternoon.
Step one was a quick refried bean. Making this takes just over 5 minutes and is way better than store bought. Then I made the pancakes with lots of masa harina and buttermilk. YUM! I ate a few of these on their own cause they were awesome. The taste and texture was somewhere between a corn muffin, corn pudding, and an arepa. Great little snacks! Much better at the beginning of the meal than at the end.
Guac Recipe

Bean and Corn Pancake Sandwich

  • Beans
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Jalapeno
  • Black Beans
  • Pancakes
  • 2 Cups Masa Harina
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Cups Buttermilk
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • Pinch Sugar

Instructions

  1. Refrieds were sauteed onion and garlic with oil, little bit of red jalapeno, add a rinsed can of black beans and cook 5 minutes, blend in the food processor. The pancakes were 2 cups of masa harina, 1 teaspoon baking powder, pinch salt. in another bowl, 2 cups buttermilk, 1 cup milk, 2 eggs, pinch of sugar. Beat well, add wet to the dry and mix. Add more liquid if it seems too think for a pancake batter. Cook small pancakes in butter in a frying pan.