This is a recipe I tried, wanted to post last week but I got sucked into “it’s the last week of school” vortex.  The minutes, hours and days just slipped away and before I knew it, it was the weekend.  It’s OK though, because it was more fun than not. Yea…school IS OUT!
With a beautiful roast in the crock pot and a green salad in the fridge, I needed a little something else to go along with my dinner menu.  I shopped my freezer, decided on corn, and finally, just needed a recipe.   I pulled out one of my favorite cookbooks, How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman and started my search.  I saw this recipe and started gathering my ingredients.  Making these fritters filled the house with great smells, thus this Facebook comment I posted ~
Tonight, cooking dinner, my guys come in… “MOM, what is that smell, are you fixing donuts? What’s for dinner? What are we having?” I turn & with my sweet Mama smile say, “we are having a lovely roast and that incredible smell is from the corn fritters I just made.” After that…it was GAME ON! Hope I can save enough for the beauty shot tomorrow and recipe post!!
 
As you can tell, I did not get any other photos.  Oh well, everyone loved the fritters and this is new favorite in my “go-to” recipe list.  Enjoy!
Corn Fritters
Vegetable oil for frying
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 egg – beaten
2 cups of freshly scraped corn (frozen corn can be used as well)
  • Place vegetable oil into a heavy bottom pot to a depth of about 3 inches.
  • Using a thermometer, heat oil to 350 to 355 degrees.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together milk and egg, then pour into the dry ingredients.
    • Add a little more milk if needed.  Batter should be thick but smooth.
  • Stir in corn.
  • Drop fritters into hot oil using a 2 teaspoon scoop (2 spoons work as well.)
  • Cook fritters until golden brown, turning once, about 3 to 4 minutes per batch.
    • Do not over crowd pot and adjust heat to keep temperature consistent.
  • Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with kosher salt.
  • Serve immediately or keep warm in oven.