Corn Fritters

Or corn critters and Dad jokingly calls them.

A few days ago, when I told Gabriel that I was making corn fritters to go with dinner, It took a while to explain exactly what a corn fritter was. Gabriel finally settled on a doughnut with corn in it, but I still maintain that it’s a corn fritter.

I realize that not everybody’s corn fritters are sweet, but that’s the way my mother always made them, so when I think of fritters, I think of deep fried, crispy on the outsid,  with sweet corn kernals sprinkled throughout the fluffy inside, and of course, rolled in powdered sugar… or if you want to be a little healthier, some maple syrup.

Here’s my version, slightly modified to suit our gluten-free diet.

Corn Fritters

1 1/3 cups flour mix
1 1/2 baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
1 egg
1 1/2 cups whole kernel corn

sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Blendin milk and egg. Add corn. 

Drop from Tablespoon into deep, hot fat (365-375 degrees), and fry until golden, rolling over if possible - sometimes round fritters won’t stay turned. 

Drain on paper towels and serve with maple syrup… or so says the recipe. We always rolled them in powdered sugar. 


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Rieni | Apr 16, 2012, 3:31 PM

That just looks so cold.  I haven’t seen, or even been near, snow in years - unless you count the trip I made to the top of Mauna Kea in Hawaii.  The apple frtetirs look wonderful.  What a nice treat.

April @ The 21st Century Housewife | Feb 25, 2012, 11:43 AM

I love the name ‘corn critters’ - that is priceless! Whatever you call them, these lovely fritters sound delicious. I would like them either sweet or savoury, they sound like such a treat. Thank you for sharing them with the Hearth and Soul hop.

Miz Helen | Feb 25, 2012, 8:29 AM

If you only knew how much I love Corn Fritters, really one of my favorites. Those Fritters look awesome and sure wish they were in front of me right now. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen