Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Corn Fritters w/ Avocado Mash

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This gets my vote for best summer appetizer so far.

Who doesn't love corn fritters?

They are best made with fresh Jersey summer corn, but we don't always have that available to us, so frozen corn is fine too in the off season.

This recipe is adapted from Bill Granger a well known Australian chef and food writer.

I modified it a bit, by adding chopped red bell pepper for color, and they were a big hit!

You can add fresh basil or cilantro, whatever you are in the mood for (just don't add them both!).

I made them smallish and served them with an avocado mash, which is just another fancy name for guacamole!

Corn Fritters:

1 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin (omit if you are using basil)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 milk or water
2 cups of fresh corn kernels cut from 2-3 cobs of corn (frozen defrosted corn is ok)
1/2 cup of green onions
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro (or fresh chopped basil)
1 Tbsp sugar
Grapeseed or canola oil for frying

Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cumin in a bowl.

Add eggs and milk. Stir with a wooden spoon until smooth.

Add the corn, scallions and cilantro and stir until combined.



Heat a large frying pan with a layer of the oil. When the oil is shimmering, not smoking, you are ready to fry the fritters.

I used a tablespoon measure and dropped the fritters into the oil pressing down to flatten. Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side. They should be nice and brown, then flip them and cook another 2 minutes.



Place on paper towels to drain.



Serve with avocado mash.
My recipe for really good guacamole is here.

Serve right away or freeze and reheat on a baking sheet at 350F until crispy again.



I love summer.

16 comments:

Steve said...

Stace,
Haven't had corn fritters in years. No excuse now. These look great. New picture? Nice.

Recipe for Delicious said...

I have never had a fritter at all! I've been getting a little bit interested in zucchini fritters, but I think these just jumped to the top of the list. I blame your pictures, Stacey. Thanks!

kat said...

Our sweet corn is just coming into season so I cannot wait to start making up some fritters!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Looking good. I made squash fritters recently for the 1st time ever, pretty good. I can see more fritters in the future.

Lori Lynn said...

I really really like these Stace. Great idea to top with the mash. Love the color!
LL

Threads of Inspiration said...

This would be such a great appetizer for a summer picnic! Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Have been a away for two weeks and it looks like I have a lot to catch up on! These look so yummy! Paige (Gary's friend from ATL)

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Summer corn recipes are the best. I love corn fritters. The guacamole is a great addition.

Jen_from_NJ said...

I love summer too! These look spectacular! I just bought the best corn last week and will have to head back for more.

tasteofbeirut said...

Our corn is ready to be plucked and these corn fritters remind me that i have not made them in decades! Yet they look and sound so good!

lisa said...

Love it! I bet these disappear quickly. I'll have to try these for our next party.

Dana said...

I think I would love summer at your house. Give me some of these and some of those Jersey tomatoes along with that gin you drink on your deck and I may never leave.

Stephanie said...

YUM!

Claudia said...

Here I am planning on zucchini fritters and now you come along with a delicious corn one - with avocado yet. Bookmarking this for late July when the MN corn comes in and how sweet it will be!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I hate grating zucchini, but this I would happily do! Love the avocado!

Anonymous said...

Made these for dinner last night. YUM! Even my picky veggie-hating 15 year old daughter loved them. Thanks for helping me serve summer on a plate.