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Chorreadas is a very traditional Costa Rican dish, most commonly found in the countryside or in the turnos (fairs). Normally served as breakfast or as an afternoon snack with coffee or agua dulce.
But what is a chorreada? The easiest way to describe it is a corn pancake!
Since the main ingredient is corn, you want to make sure you have fresh corn on the cob for this recipe. You can use white or yellow corn and for the 2 cups that the recipe calls for, you may need between 3 to 5 husks of corn.
I like to make them smaller since sometimes they are a little tricky to flip. But you can make them as big as you want. I have seen some the size of a dinner plate, but I rather eat 3 of the little ones.
So, next time you are thinking of something to make for Sunday breakfast, give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. Pura Vida!
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2 cups fresh corn (white or yellow)
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
Using a food processor or a blender, combine all the ingredients, don't overdo it, the mixture should be crumby.
Heat a lightly oiled pan over medium-high heat. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the pan. Cook until lightly brown on each side, just like making pancakes ;)
Traditionally you serve it with a spoon of sour cream on top. I just prefer to eat it plain.
Hi I'm Meli and I love food, I love cooking, I love eating, I love traveling and I love Costa Rica. I want to share a little bit of my culture through my food