The Very Best Corn Fritters
Corn fritters ready to serve...
Fresh corn makes them extra special
While fresh corn is not necessary it adds a spark to the fritters due to their extra crispness. It is corn time now in Florida and the ears of corn are divine this year.
TIP Make up a large batch easily by doubling the recipe. Save some for later...place in a freezer baggie when they are completely cooled. Reheat in your microwave for a few seconds after they thaw. YUM.
Corn fritters are a food that I have enjoyed since I was a child. My parents always had a field full of corn, every year. As a matter of fact I got into trouble smoking corn silk cigarettes with my cousin in some of those corn fields one summer.
Crazyhorsesghost and Gordonhamilton shared some corn fritter taste delights.
Crazyhorseghost has shared a new version of corn fritters, a casserole that is sure to please. I saw this and had to give it a try. It is as delicious as the photographs promise it willl be.
Gordonhamilton has another variation on corn fritters which is flavorful and tempting. There is a sour cream dip recipe provided as well. You will especially like the step by step directions which leaves nothing to guess work.
Off to the Field to Pick Fresh Corn
My Mother would send me to the field to harvest some ears of corn for an evening meal. I had learned to feel the ears to see if they were ready. If I was not sure if it was 'ready', I was taught to peel down a bit of the husk to see the kernels. Before I did either of those things, I looked at the corn silk. If it was a deep, rich brown that usually was a good indication that the kernels had ripened.
Dragging a basket of corn across the fields to home heightened anticipation for what lay ahead. Mother was making corn fritters, a food that was among my favorites. I was a rather picky eater so for her to find a food that I readily ate was somewhat tricky. Corn fritters worked every time.
What a Fun Competition
Many corn fritters that I see today are deep fried. Most are in a 'nugget' shape. These are not the corn fritters of my youth. The corn fritters that were served to my family when I was a young child were like a pancake.
The kernels were carefully scraped from several ears of corn and the milky goodness was scraped along with it into the bowl that was used for making the fritters. After all ingredients were blended carefully, Mother would fry them in a tiny amount of butter and oil.
Puerto Rican Corn Fritters
Years ago, one of my team mates in our Multilingual Classes taught me to make these fritters. They are much different from the flat ones I make but these 'rolled' ones are very tasty and a nice treat.
Maybe You Would Like to Try These...So Good
Ingredients with Whole Ears of Corn
Ingredients with Ear Cut off the Cob
Beaten Egg Whites
Fold egg whites gently into batter: THIS STEP GIVES THEM THE TENDER, AIRY TEXTURE.
Fold Egg Whites in to Batter, Gently
Ready to Enjoy
- 1 teaspoon salt
- l tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup yellow corn meal
- 2 cups unbleached, unbromated flour
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup canned corn or, corn from 2 fresh ears
- Preheat cast iron skillet. Add small amount of canola oil and a pat of butter. The oil keeps your butter from burning. You want medium high heat. Separate eggs. Set aside.
- Sift flour and baking powder together. Set aside.
- Mix egg yolks, milk, sugar, salt, and butter. Add flour and corn meal. Mix well.
- Add corn. Blend.
- Beat egg whites till firm.
- Gently fold egg whites into batter.
- Cook until golden brown in a small amount of oil and butter.
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||108|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 12 g||18%|
|Saturated fat 6 g||30%|
|Unsaturated fat 2 g|
|Carbohydrates 16 g||5%|
|Sugar 4 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 4 g||8%|
|Cholesterol 60 mg||20%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
No need for any topping at all...a little pat of butter is nice.
A light, tender fritter
These little fritters are light and tender especially so because of the egg whites you carefully fold in to the batter.
- They can be enjoyed with a fish dinner or a plate of refried beans and seasoned beef. Place some beans and beef inside, roll up, and enjoy.
- Sprinkle confectioner's sugar over them if you would like a sweet treat.
- They are really tasty enough to enjoy with no topping at all.
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