SUMMER SNACKTIME: Cheesy Corn Fritters
In celebration of International Corn Fritter Day (!), these cheesy fritters by houseofyumm.com are loaded up with fresh corn and flavour! Fried in a small amount of olive oil, these fritters are the perfect way to enjoy the flavours of summer!
Cooking Time: Preparation time 10 mins, cooking time 15 mins
Serves: 12 fritters, easy
3 cups of corn (fresh is best. Can use frozen or canned also)
1/4 cup of chopped coriander
1/4 cup of chopped green onion
1 jalapeno diced (deseeded)
Juice from 1/2 a lime (about 1 tbsp)
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of ground black pepper
1/4 tsp of chilli powder
2 eggs (beaten)
1/4 cup of milk
1 and 1/2 cups of shredded cheese
2 tbsps of extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Equipment Needed: Large bowl, chopping knife, small bowl, wooden spoon, whisk, frying pan, rubber spatula, paper towel
Add the corn to a large bowl. If using fresh corn, cut all the kernels off the cob. Add in the diced green coriander, green onion, diced jalapeno, and squeeze in the lime juice from 1/2 a lime.
In a small bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, chili powder and stir to combine. Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl with the corn. Stir to mix together.
Pour in the beaten eggs, milk, and cheese. Stir to combine. Will be a thick batter. Heat a pan over medium high heat, add a drizzle of olive oil, we just need to coat the bottom of the pan.
Place a scoop of the corn fritter batter, about a 1/4 cup amount into the hot oil. Press the batter down to compact it, and press the sides in to help create a patty shape using a rubber spatula.
Let the fritters cook in the oil for about 2-3 minutes, you will see the edges starting to turn golden. Then carefully using a spatula flip the corn fritters over to cook the other side. Once both sides are golden brown then remove from the pan and set on a tray lined with a paper towel to absorb any extra oil.
At this point you can sprinkle with any extra salt or pepper you may want.
Serve the fritters warm. They are excellent with a little sour cream, salsa, and a squeeze of lime juice.