Sunday, September 24, 2006

Corn Fritters::La Mais Frire

Sunday dinner. I was going to make shrimp and vegetable curry. It was hot today. I had lots of good ingrediants--like cauliflower, carrots and bell peppers. I had fun stuff to throw into the curry like raisins and flaky coconut and roasted peanuts.

But the guys wanted meat. Red meat. With baked potatoes. And I, stupidly, said yes.

Off to the store I went to buy a steak and three baking potatoes. I used the cauliflower (steamed) and was going to cook up some artichokes the Bug asked me to get (a buck a piece).

But I was too tired for the prep work, and opted instead to make something I saw in my "Professional Chef" book. Now, that recipe was for 87 billion fritters, so I made up my own recipe.

Corn Fritters
Serves many
1 bag frozen roasted white corn, found at Trader Joe's. Any frozen or fresh corn will do--about three cups. DON'T USED CANNED.
1/2 red pepper, diced
1 cup flour
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 to 1/3 C one-percent milk
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Freshly ground black pepper
3 T olive oil
1 T butter

Defrost the corn and drain any liquid. In a large bowl mix flour, eggs, baking powder, milk, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Add corn and red pepper and mix until just blended.

Heat a frying pan to medium/medium low. Add olive oil, then butter. Drop batter in rounded table spoons, turning once brown. Remove to paper towel to drain, serve hot.

Some people eat these with honey or maple syrup. I like a chipotle dipping sauce or salsa.

Juiceboy said, "These are really good. Too bad they aren't healthy."

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