Amanda Laird: Avocado pikelets, grilled corn, basil and bacon

By Amanda Laird

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Avocado pikelets, grilled corn, basil and bacon. Photo / Babiche Martens
Avocado pikelets, grilled corn, basil and bacon. Photo / Babiche Martens

Serves 4

2 ears of corn with husks
1 cup self-rising flour
½ tsp salt, plus extra
Freshly ground black pepper
25 g melted butter
1 avocado
1 egg
Milk to mix - approximately cup
8 rashers of free range bacon
Olive oil
1 cup basil leaves
Juice of one lemon
Creme fraiche

1 Preheat the barbecue. Lie the corn on the grill and let cook while turning occasionally, for 30 minutes.

2 Make the pikelet batter by sifting the flour with the salt into a bowl. Stir in pepper to taste.

3 Make a well, then add the melted butter, mashed avocado and egg. Pour in the milk and mix until smooth. Add more milk if necessary.

4 Brush the hotplate with olive oil. Cook the bacon on the hot plate until crispy while cooking the pikelets.

5 Make the vinaigrette by finely chopping the basil leaves, then mix with enough olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning to make a thick sauce.

6 Remove the husks from the corn and slice the kernels off the cobs. Serve the pikelets with the bacon, corn and creme fraiche. Spoon over the vinaigrette.

- NZ Herald

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