Secret Recipe Club: Corn Fritters

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This is the second month in a row I've received a humorous blog for my Secret Recipe Club assignment. This month I was assigned to Why Am I Not Skinny which, of course, left me pondering that question.

Then I made smores with bacon on them and was quickly reminded of why I am not skinny.



Anyway, I had a fun time going through the blog and looking for something to make. With the abundance of fresh corn we have around these parts in the summer, it didn't take me very long to decide on corn fritters.

I was also very intrigued by the picture, which showed a corn fritter topped with fresh mozzarella and a tomato slice.



Corn Fritters
Source: Why Am I Not Skinny
Servings: 8 fritters
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Ingredients:
    • 2 large ears of corn, shucked 
    • 1 heaping cup all purpose flour
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp. baking powder
    • 1 tbsp. fresh chives, chopped (or herb of your choice)
    • salt and pepper 
    • oil, for frying 
for topping:
    • fresh mozzarella slices
    • tomato slices 
    • fresh basil leaves
Directions:
1. Slice the corn kernels off the cob and into a bowl. (There is a really easy way to do this: Invert a small bowl inside a larger one. Place the cob on top and slide your knife down. The kernels will fall into the larger bowl below. A bundt pan also works amazingly for this.)
2. Combine the corn, flour, egg, baking powder, chives and salt and pepper together. The mixture will be quite sticky. Add additional flour as needed. Form into 8 evenly sized corn patties.
3. Heat oil in a dutch oven over medium high heat until shimmering.
4. Gently lower the corn fritter into the oil and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
5. Remove with a slotted spoon, shaking off excess oil and place on a paper towel to blot any remaining oil.
6. If desired, top each fritter with a slice of mozzarella, a tomato slice and a basil leaf.



I couldn't get over how pretty the corn fritters looked with their colorful toppings. What shocked me even more is I sat down to eat one and Tom said it looked really good and really pretty. Then he asked if there were more and if I could make him one like that. Confused, I told him there was a tomato slice on it. And basil.



To which he stated it looked good as is and he wanted to try it that way. Hell froze over or we gained another planet or something because he actually ate two of them topped with tomato and mozzarella (no basil, but hey I'll take a victory where I can get it) and asked when I could make them again. I'm still in awe over this! 

12 comments:

  1. I love your story. Every once and a while, hell freezes over here too and J asks for something that makes no sense, based on past experiences with food. The fritters look yummy. I love fresh corn season!

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  2. These look like the perfect vegetarian appetizer - love it! Might have to make some of these for all the guests we have coming next weekend :-)

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  3. YEAH! so glad that the recipe went down a treat with your family (and you have to love the small victories... with or without the piece of basil!)
    :)

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  4. These look quite tasty! Pinning... Visiting from Group B.

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  5. I absolutely love corn fritters, and yours look SO flippin' tasty! I love the melted mozz on the top :)

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  6. Yum! What a perfect recipe for the end of summer. And how awesome that your husband loved it!

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  7. The fritters with their toppings sound delicious and look so cute. I can totally see a tray filled with these colorful bites making an appearance when we have company next.

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  8. Oh my goodness...these look amazing. Perfect for all the fresh corn right now!

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  9. corn fritters are so wonderful! what a great recipe.

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  10. I have always wanted to make corn fritters- now I have a great recipe to follow!

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  11. yum...yum...yum...these sound and look like something I would love to eat every day!

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