Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Corn & Purple Pepper Fritters


It's another late post. 

Blame it on my sporting events.  Had a softball tournament yesterday.  And Wednesdays are reserved for volleyball - which we won all 3 games by the way (one of them being a comeback from 15-3... so how's that for awesome?!)

But enough excuses, let's talk corn.

It's starting to burst out on the scene and I couldn't be happier.  Corn is probably one of my favorite vegetables of the season.  I can eat it cooked or raw, by itself or mixed into a side dish.  If corn is present, I'm there.

These corn fritters are absolutely delicious, very reminiscent of a savory corn cake with the addition of the purple bell peppers.  I was definitely snacking on these hard.

Ingredients:
Adapted from The Deep Dish's recipe


1 cup flour
3 ears of corn, shucked and kernels cut off the cob
1 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 purple bell pepper (or any color for that matter), finely chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cayenne, and salt.

In a small bowl, mix together the corn, bell pepper, heavy cream, and egg.  Add mixture to flour.

In a heavy bottomed pan (I used my cast iron skillet) heat oil over medium high heat.  When a small piece of batter sizzles in the oil, you know it's ready.

Drop tablespoon sized pieces of the batter into the hot oil and fry for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown on each side.  Drain on a paper towel.

These were definitely a light and delicious snack.  I'll be looking forward to experimenting with different corn combination in the batter too!  Have a great night guys!


Don't forget, you can send me your CSA updates for the round-up still.  I'll be posting tomorrow in the late afternoon, early evening - so e-mail me your vegetable goodies @ mtlabor85@yahoo.com!

31 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to try corn fritters. Yours sound delicious.

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  2. Corn fritters looks so yum. Perfect starters.

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  3. I love corn fritters! Great for appetizer and snack too!

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  4. Delicious fritters....looks crispy and yumm...

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  5. Delicious snack, looks crispy.

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  6. OMG, another snack?? Clever gal, u sure know my taste :)

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  7. Wow you are so fast - I remember I saw this recipe over at Deep Dish. Hmmm looks delicious. I need to make this delicious healthy snack for the kids!

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  8. Hi peggy!
    great snack!
    I think this kind of fritters is similar to indonesian pancake name perkedel jagung / corn pancake
    Now I have another variety of cornpancake that I can make at home becoz of u :)
    tq for sharing the recipe with us! ;)

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  9. Nice combo into the fritters Peggy although purple peppers are rare to come by where I am.

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  10. It's looks soo crispy..sounds yummy!!

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  11. I've been getting purple peppers in my CSA - aren't they just the prettiest! Although I hate that they lose their color while cooking. These corn fritters look fabulous. A great pick-me-up before you head out for a game, perhaps?

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  12. Wow, these look great! I heart fritters.

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  13. Oh gosh, that corn looks so delicious. I love corn and people just don't eat it here (except for canned corn in salad). It is practically impossible to buy. Every once in a while you can buy a package of two already shucked ears that have been seran wrapped for ages and the kernels are so tough you can barely chew them. No wonder people here think corn is gross.

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  14. Nice appetizer recipe here. Corn fritters are something that I have not had in a long time. That may be changing-bookmarked!

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  15. How fun! Yours is the second post I've seen making corn fritters. They look so delicious, I'll definitely be trying them this weekend!

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  16. These look GREAT!!!! I love this! I need to try them! When I worked at cheesecake factory they used to make corn fritters they were not great but I used to dip them in syrup (weird I know) but they were great! Cant wait to try yours!

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  17. That's the kind of wild seasoning I was talking about! Niiiiice! Thanks for the shout out! Your corn fritters sound amazing :)

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  18. I love the presentation! They look so pretty on the long white plate.

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  19. Corn fritters are great! Definitely psyched about corn season too :) So many possibilities...

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  20. These look so delicious. I need to try these sometime. Bookmarking your recipe now. Your photo makes these crave worthy as well. Yummy!

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  21. Corn hasn't arrived here yet...I'm so jealous! These look delicious! :-)

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  22. Great summertime snack food. I particularly like your decision to season with cayenne (so good with corn!)

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  23. Beautiful and yummy, I used to make similar ones for breakfast for my kiddos. Everyone loves corn.

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  24. Those are so gorgeous! Nicely done. Such a perfect little fritter to have at a dinner party for popping in your mouth.

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  25. I love corn fritters so these are right up my alley! Never seen purple peppers though, and I would've loved a glimpse of them here.

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  26. Mmmmmm....these sound delectable! I'm a huge fan of sweet corn, too...we've had it twice this week already :)

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  27. delicious looking fritters lovely to snack

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  28. Pretty sure I've never eaten a purple pepper but I'll be looking for one this weekend, these look so awesome!!

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  29. Congrats on wining the game! I would love to see a purple bell pepper. So far I’ve only seen it in green, yellow, red and orange.

    I love how you made these fritters bite size. JUM!

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  30. These are incredible! I have to say - you may be late posting...but I'm REALLY late reading and commenting....

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  31. These look so good! I love the pepper and corn pairing.

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