This is a family recipe I grew up with. One of those special breakfasts that we had for birthday’s, when guests came, mothers day, etc… Thankfully my kids like it as much as I do! Because it’s fried it’s a bit heavy, but I love it!
I like to serve corn fritters with butter, homemade maple syrup and sausage! My husband things I’m crazy that I add extra butter after it’s been fried, but you can NEVER have enough butter, right? It’s a bit of work so I make it for Sunday brunch or even Friday nights for Breakfast for dinner.
It’s an easy recipe but does have a few different parts, like blending up part of the corn with the wet ingredients then adding it to the dry.
And beating the egg whites, then folding them into the mixture. Remember fold in using a spatula, OR if you have a Bosch you can use your cookie paddles and pulse to fold them in (just don’t OVER mix/fold). So you get a lot of dishes dirty, but it’s worth it!
The real trick comes in the frying. The right temperature is key, also having your oil deep enough so you don’t get flat fritters (but not so full that it over flows when you add all the batter). Next the cooking time, you don’t want a raw center, but you also don’t want to burn/over cook. It takes practice. Don’t be afraid to pull some out and cut them open to see how it’s going!
Finally drain them so they aren’t super oily! I put newspaper and paper towels in a jelly roll pan with a cooling rack on top.
- 1 C sifted flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp paprika
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 Can whole kernel corn drained
- 1/4 C corn juice (saved when you drain the corn)
- oil for frying
- Heat oil in a skillet to pancake temperature (325 F)
- In the Mixer Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and paprika.
- In a blender blend egg yolks 1 C corn and corn juice.
- Add the blended corn and the rest of the kernel corn to the dry ingredients and mix it together.
- Beat the egg whites till they form stiff peaks.
- Then fold into batter with a spatula, or I use my cookie paddles (pulsing to fold).
- Drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, then using tongs flip over and fry on the other side.
- Don't over cook.
- Place on newspaper/paper towels while making the rest to drain the oil
- Serve with butter and syrup!
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