What are Corn Fritters?
Corn fritters are little fried cakes. I’ve often seen them called cakes, although they do not resemble that cake you would find at the bakery. Instead, these are a mixture of corn, eggs, flour, and a few other ingredients that make a batter that is pan-fried. They can be served as a side dish, or even as an appetizer. While some fritters are more dough, these corn fritters are more corn with the batter that holds them together.
What Kind of Corn Do You Use In Corn Fritters?
I think fresh is definitely superior in this recipe. One pro of using fresh corn on the cob is that you will get all of the corn milk that comes off the cob when you cut the corn from the cob. The milk is the milky substance that comes from the cob, and it adds a lot of flavours. I also think the flavour and texture of fresh corn is better. If you are in a pinch, you can use frozen corn as well. I wouldn’t suggest using canned corn, though, as it isn’t as firm or fresh tasting.
This is definitely an amazing recipe you wouldn’t want to miss. Tried it? Let us know in the comments below. Recipe below!.
Cheddar Corn Fritters
- 1½ cups flour(190 g)
- 2 cups corn(350 g), or one 15 oz (425 g) can
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese(50 g)
- ⅓ cup fresh chives(15 g), chopped
- ½ cup milk(120 mL)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- ½ cup oil(120 mL), for frying
- In a large bowl add the ingredients.Mix well.
- In a large skillet, heat a half cup of oil (or until entire skillet is covered with a thin layer) over medium-high heat. Spoon 2 tablespoons of mixture to form each fritter into the hot oil.
- Flip after about a minute and a half or when you can see the edges beginning to brown. Repeat for other side.
- Serve with a dollop of sour cream and chives.
- Keep some for me to taste...
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