Easy Fresh Corn Fritters

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Easy Fresh Corn Fritters

Fresh corn fritters are a delicious and simple treat that can be enjoyed as a snack, appetizer, or side dish. Here’s an easy recipe to make fresh corn fritters:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels (cut from about 3-4 ears of corn)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Fresh Corn Kernels: Shuck the corn and remove the kernels from the cobs using a knife. You should have about 2 cups of fresh corn kernels.
  2. Make the Batter: In a large mixing bowl, combine the fresh corn kernels, all-purpose flour, cornmeal, grated Parmesan cheese (if using), chopped cilantro or parsley, and chopped green onions.
  3. Add the Egg and Seasoning: Crack the egg into the bowl and add the salt and black pepper. Mix all the ingredients together until well combined. The mixture should be sticky but not too wet. If it seems too dry, you can add a splash of milk to achieve the right consistency.
  4. Heat the Oil: In a large skillet or frying pan, heat about 1/4 inch of vegetable oil over medium-high heat until it shimmers and is hot enough for frying (around 350Β°F or 175Β°C).
  5. Fry the Fritters: Using a spoon or your hands, carefully drop spoonfuls of the corn mixture into the hot oil. Flatten each mound slightly with the back of a spoon to form fritters. Cook the fritters in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.
  6. Fry Until Golden: Fry the fritters for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Use a slotted spatula to flip them over.
  7. Drain and Serve: Remove the corn fritters from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  8. Serve Warm: Serve the fresh corn fritters while they are still warm. They are best enjoyed as a snack or appetizer with a dipping sauce like sour cream, salsa, or aioli.

These fresh corn fritters are a tasty way to savor the flavors of summer corn. They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, making them a delightful treat. Enjoy!