Pin Up Girl Ruby Franco’s “Corn Cakes with a Roasted Zucchini Salsa.” : Cooking With A Pin Up Recipe # 7

by Sad Man’s Tongue

I know some of our readers are very familiar with Pin Up Girl Ruby Franco as we have featured her a couple of times already. The first time was a gallery we featured called, “The Ruby Franco Photo Shoot From Heather Ford Photography.” The second feature was an interview we did with her, Eleven Questions With Pin Up Girl Ruby Franco.

This absolute doll of a beauty has given us time that most men would kill for, and we appreciate it very much. Now the lovely Ruby Franco has given us a recipe that I will tell you, everyone who tried it, went back for more.

This Texas born Pin Up sure knows how to cook, and with legs like that, my computer screen is cooking too, YOWZA!

Pin Up Girl Ruby Franco’s “Corn Cakes with a Roasted Zucchini Salsa.”

This was quite the recipe. Only 20 Minutes to prepare and 30 minutes cooking time. Really made a nice light dish that could be served easily ass an appetizer or side dish packed with flavor. We used it as a side dish with Boneless Pork chops and we used some of the salsa on top of the chops. Quite delicious.


 Corn Cakes:

  • ½ red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 ears sweet corn or 1 bag frozen sweet corn
  • 2/3 cup pastry flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Zucchini Salsa:
  • 2 cups cubed zucchini
  • ½ medium red onion, roughly diced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ cup cilantro, minced
  • ¼ feta cheese


Preheat oven to 400˚. (That’s Farenhight for my Euro friends)

Toss cubed zucchini with onion, jalapeño, olive oil, and salt. Roast until zucchini has turned slightly brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove and toss with lime juice and cilantro.

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add in onions and cook until translucent, 4-5 minutes. Remove corn from cob and stir in to onions, continuing to cook until corn becomes soft, 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and place mixture in a bowl. Add 2/3 cup pastry flour, baking powder, egg, honey, lime juice, salt, and cilantro; stir until well combined. Add more flour if needed until mixture pulls together and can form patties.

Divide batter in to 5-6 patties. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Pat in to 1″ thick round disc. Fry on each side for 5-6 minutes. Each side should be browned. To serve, place on a platter and spoon salsa on top. Sprinkle feta cheese over and serve.

As I said before, everyone was reaching for seconds, and I could not but help think that this could have also made a great foundation for an entre.

The funny thing about this recipe is for years now I have been trying to make my mom’s corn fritters that she would make for me when I was just a wee kid. Failure, failure, failure every time.

I could have just picked up the phone and called her. But after making Ruby’s Corn Cakes, I now know that my mom did not use potatoes. For years I thought this was the base and binding, and it took a Pin Up Girl, a real hot one at that, to show me the error of my ways.

In the future I will just need to put my pride away and call my mom for her recipes instead of just guessing. Or better yet, perhaps Ruby could adopt me. Then I could call her for all my recipe needs 🙂

Again we want to thank Ruby for  the time she has given us in the last several weeks. She has been a real sport and it has been a lot of fun. We look forward to seeing more of her future work, and hopefully some more recipes in the future.

About Sad Man's Tongue: Rockabilly Bar & Bistro - Prague

We are a Bar and Bistro where old school meets the new school, dedicated to preserving the roots of rock and roll and it's modern adaptations as well as preserving the cultural identity of our neighborhood through our food, the the principles of the slow food movement. A little bit of rockabilly and retro combine with the kustom kulture of today, in an atmosphere devoid of Pretension.
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9 Responses to Pin Up Girl Ruby Franco’s “Corn Cakes with a Roasted Zucchini Salsa.” : Cooking With A Pin Up Recipe # 7

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    We simply Love diverstity, here at Rise of The West – especially when it involves Beauty, tattoos, and Food!
    SMT’s is doing his part to increase Cultural relations with members of the West.
    Thought we would ‘reblog’ the whole thing, better left for a personal ‘looksee’; the Recipies look fantastic; Texas seems to have some great Darkhaired beauties, and from Texas, they have to cook Hot!

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