Hilah Cooking is a short-form, educational web series focused on making co...
Hilah Cooking is a short-form, educational web series focused on making cooking FUN! We release two episodes every week. Our focus is on simple, low-cost recipes with a Texas flair. Everything is made from scratch, people! You will not see any packets of taco seasoning mix or gravy powder up in here. If you are going to learn how to cook, you are going to learn it for real! But I promise it will be fun and easy.
Fritters are fried batter-and-other-stuff thingies. Like apple fritters, clam fritters, fish fritters. I would go so far as to say that tempura, pakora, and hushpuppies are all types of fritters. And I would bet that every cuisine that fries stuff (which, I think, is all of them) makes some kind of fritter. Because, really, why wouldn't you?
Corn fritter Ingredients:
* 15 ounce can corn (or 1½ cups fresh or frozen kernels—requires about 3 fresh cobs)
* ½ cup diced onion
* 1 egg
* 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour or white flour
* 1 teaspoon pepper
* Optional Jazzifiers: ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon dill, 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro or parsley, 1 minced jalapeno
* 3 tablespoons oil (for frying)
Drain the corn if it is canned; thaw it if it is frozen; cut the kernels from the cobs if it's fresh. Mix with everything else and let it stand 10 minutes for the flour to absorb the liquid and thicken the mixture.
You will need to cook the fritters in two batches unless you have a giant flat-top griddle like at Waffle House.
Heat a skillet over medium heat with about half of the frying oil for a couple of minutes.
Use a soup spoon or your tablespoon measure to drop the corn mixture into blobs on the griddle and fry about two minutes on each side. They are delicate flowers so treat them with care and don't flip prematurely.
Remove to a plate and tent (cover loosely) with foil to keep warm.
Add the rest of the oil to the pan and let heat again; fry the rest of the fritters. Serve hot.
Makes about 12 fritters.
Serve with sweet chili sauce or secret dipping sauce as follows:
Secret Dipping Sauce — 2 tablespoons sour cream (or plain yogurt or mayonnaise), 2 teaspoons lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon dill, ½ teaspoon honey, all mixed together.