Why was I the last to know about Corn Fritters? The entire time I was eating these I just kept saying, "corn fritters are so good!" I'll say it again, corn fritters are so good! I can't believe I've never tried these before. What, have I had my head stuck in the sand? These are so good! Okay, so they're not great for you but heck, neither is fried chicken but you won't see me turning that down anytime soon. You can't eat healthy all the time, right?
I figured since we were eating deep fried goodness that we might as well go the distance. Therefore, I served these fritters with a side of spicy mayonnaise, it was a perfect accompaniment. Obviously I won't be eating these corn fritters every day but I can tell you I won't stop thinking about them anytime soon. Did I mention these are so good?!
RECIPE adapted from Allrecipes:
3 cups oil for frying (I used peanut oil)
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
pinch cayenne pepper
pinch garlic powder
pinch onion powder
1/4 teaspoon white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon shortening, melted
1 (12 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
Heat oil in a heavy pot or deep fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Beat together egg, milk, and melted shortening; stir into flour mixture. Mix in the corn kernels. Drop fritter batter by spoonfuls into the hot oil, and fry until golden. Drain on paper towels.
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1-2 tsp sambal chili sauce (or to taste)
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice