Feb 4, 2017

Cheese corn nuggets

I make cheese corn nuggets often but I spice it up a little to bring a zing to the taste. Once when we went to try out some evening snacks at "Food street", we ordered some cheese corn nuggets for the kids. The kids loved it sooooo much. I tried one too and enjoyed the taste. The taste was very very simple ... I mean no extra spices nothing ..... just cheese and corn as the name says. For coating they used breadcrumbs and that was it. I was sure I was gonna try this recipe at home

I had some leftover corn after making some soup for afternoon. It was not enough to make masala corn for the kids as they will never be happy with a small bowl of it. Thinking of what to make and something which wont take time, this recipe came to my mind. When I suggested this to the kids they were so excited and they wanted to help

Right from grating the cheese to crumbing the nuggets everything was handled by the kids. So now you know how simple the recipe is. I had a small concern if the nuggets would hold their shape when fried in oil especially because I did not have any time to freeze/refrigerate the nugggets before frying. What if it breaks/leaks and what if the cheese elts away into the oil .... oh no ..... Omg I could not imagine a messy splatter in the oil. Thinking of an alternative I tried frying them in my paniyaram/appe pan. I thanked myself for thinking it this way. It was such a wonderful no-mess idea and the best part was I did not have to use too much oil


Serves... 2 kids
Serve option... Hot

This is what u'll need...

Cheese cubes - 4-5
Cheese slices - 2
Corn - 1 + 1/2 cup
Breadcrumbs - 1/2 cup
All-purpose flour / Maida - 1 tbspn
Oil - for frying

Here is the stir....
  • Add the corn kernels to a wide bowl
  • Grate cheese cubes using a big-eyed grater and add it to the corn
  • Tear up the cheese slices into small pieces and add them too. This is optional but we just wanted to mix up the different cheese that we had
  • Add a little pepper to taste
  • Leave it for a minute or two and then mix it all up using a fork. Mix well until everything comes together looking like a sticky dough
  • Pinch out small portions of the corn and roll them into balls. Repeat and get all the balls ready. Refrigerate this until you are ready for the next step
  • For breading the nuggets mix a tablespoon of all-purpose flour / maida with 2-3 tablespoons of water and make a slightly thick paste

  • Spread some breadcrumbs on a small plate and keep it ready
  • Pick one nugget, dip it in the flour solution and then roll it over breadcrumbs making sure the nugget is completely coated. Repeat with remaining nuggets

  • Pick the breaded rolls again and dip in flour mixture followed by breadcrumbs. Two coatings give the nuggets a beautiful crunchiness and crispiness

  • Heat a paniyaram/appe pan on high heat. Pour little oil in each of the indents
  • Place the nuggets one into each slot. Make sure the heat is on high or just a little less
  • Cook for about 10 seconds till the bread coating turns a beautiful golden
  • Flip the balls gently using a spoon and cook on this time too
  • Remove from the pan and drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil
  • Serve hot as is and let the kids enjoy

                                              • Keep the oil hot when frying the nuggets as everything is already cooked and we are just crisping the outer covering
                                              • Cook for just a few seconds on each side and remove
                                              • Serve hot to enjoy the cheesy nuggets

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