Do you like corn fritters? I love them. I remember my mom making them when I was a kid. What's not to love about these little round puffs filled with sweet corn, drizzled with maple syrup or a sprinkling of confectioners' sugar or spread with a bit of jam for a very yummy breakfast, side dish or snack. If you want to get all fancy, dip in your favorite sauce or top with a salsa and serve as an appetizer. I think they are perfect little gems!
I love this recipe because the fritters puff up nice and big, taste great and are not greasy.Frying Note: Since I rarely fry foods and because I didn't want to use a large amount of oil, I filled my smallest pot with oil about 3/4's full. The pot is just over 2.75-inches tall and 4.5-inches wide so I could fry just two fritters at a time. Yes, it took a while to fry the whole batch but each fritter came out of the oil perfectly golden brown, cooked through and not greasy. Three minutes each batch, flipping halfway with a fork or slotted spoon and then on to paper towels to drain.
Jam n' Fritters... sounds like a rock band. I'll keep that in mind should I ever become a star!
or, maybe I should just keep my singing in the kitchen ;)
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 1/2 Tbs. sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 Tbs. butter, melted
1 (15-oz) can whole kernel corn, well drained or about 1 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
vegetable oil for frying
Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and sugar in a medium bow, whisking well to blend ingredients.
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs with a rotary beater until light. Add the milk and melted butter; blend. Stir in the corn and mix thoroughly.
Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and stir just until moistened.
Heat 2-inches of oil in a skillet to 350 degrees. Drop the batter into the oil by rounded teaspoonfuls (I used a small cookie scoop. Don't make scoops too big or the inside won't cook through); fry about 3 minutes, flipping halfway, until nicely browned. Drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and serve with maple syrup.