Smokey Cheddar Corn Fritters

This sassy little appetizer could have easily made it’s way onto a Fat Tuesday post. In fact, it was part of the very same meal that I featured in my post last Tuesday! It’s definitely not health food, but it certainly was delicious. Very simple and completely satisfying.

You will need the following:

  • 4 ears of corn, or 1 can of kernels
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Chipotle chili powder
  • S & P to taste
  • 1/4 cup roasted red pepper, diced
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup grated smoked cheddar
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Directions:

  1. Cook corn in boiling water as you would for eating from the cob. Once tender, roast over fire if possible. I stuck it straight onto my gas burner and let it get some color on all sides. You could do it on a barbecue or under your broiler if you like. Once slightly charred, slice the kernels from the cob and catch in a bowl. Next, take a spoon and run it along the cob, releasing the corn milk. Discard cobs. IMG_2464IMG_2467
  2. Combine corn and corn milk, peppers, eggs, water and cheese in a bowl. Set aside. IMG_2470
  3. Sift together dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients all at once. Stir just until batter is moistened. IMG_2473
  4. Add oil to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat. Once oil is hot, carefully drop batter by the spoonful into oil. Once golden and crisp, flip and repeat. Remove to a paper towel to drain.
  5. Serve immediately.

Chipotle Sauce

Mix 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 3 Tbsp. dijon mustard, 2 Tbsp Sriracha sauce and 1 Tbsp. Chipotle chili powder together in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Voila! Super simple and satisfying down home appetizer. Enjoy!

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