Saturday, October 1, 2011

Corn Fritters

These were Claire's favorite for several months when she was eleven, probably because she could make them herself.

Corn Fritters

2 cups corn - fresh, frozen, leftover or canned

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

few shakes pepper

2 eggs

½ cup milk

1 teaspoon oil or melted margarine or butter

more oil for frying

1 ) If needed, cook corn in the microwave or on the stove until tender. Drain and set aside.

2 ) Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Stir eggs, milk and oil in a measuring cup, then dump into the flour mixture. Mix gently, leaving lumps. Add corn with just a few strokes. Allow to sit a few minutes.

3 ) Heat a tablespoon of  oil in a large frying pan for a few minutes, until a drop of water skittles on the surface of the pan when dropped on. Drop large spoonfuls of batter on the pan, leaving a bit of space between fritters. Cook until golden on each side. Drain on newsprint or paper towels and serve with sour cream, BBQ sauce, salsa...