I’ve been looking through my cookbooks for a fritter recipe and found one in my old version of The Good Housekeeping Cookbook. This cookbook was given to me when I was just a bride (looong ago).
My recipe method calls for a pinch of this, sprinkle and pour as needed which works for me. My mother taught me this method and it’s the method of cooking I’ve been using for as long as I can remember.
It’s just a little difficult to translate my “eye” into the traditional teaspoons and cups method. Since I’ve been blogging I’ve had to rely on my cookbooks for exact measurements. So my many thanks to you Good Housekeeping for always being there.
I made the corn fritters on a recent weekend (before Irene came to town) as a little appetizer for us since there was a lot going on and dinner would be later than usual. We needed something to hold us over and rather than eating chips and dip I made the fritters.
The fritters turned out delicious and to my surprise even our grandsons liked them. Often the boys do not usually anything that looks different than plain meat and potatoes.
Fritters are easy to prepare and you can be finished in a flash with this simple recipe. They make a great appetizer or a side dish.
Corn Fritters are fried and are a delicious side dish with dinner, great for game day snacks, or appetizers. This recipe was updated in 2018.
- Prep Time: 10 min.
- Cook Time: 7-10 min.
- Total Time: 20-35 min.
- Yield: 2-4 servings
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: American
- 1 14 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 TBLS. avocado oil
- 1/4 cup milk (low fat is o.k.)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Honey, maple syrup, or confectioner’s sugar
- avocado oil for frying
- In a large skillet add 1/2 inch of oil and heat to 375 degrees.
- In a medium bowl using a fork stir in the 1 TBLS of oil with 2 eggs and then blend together the flour, milk, baking powder and salt stir until blended and then stir in the corn.
- To the heated oil drop in a tablespoon of batter, cook 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown, turning over so that all sides are cooked.
- Remove from pan to drain on paper towels.
- Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar, or serve plain and add drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
Keywords: corn fritters, game day snacks, appetizers, side dish
I serve the corn fritters with “healthy” honey if there is such a thing. It just makes me feel better using honey rather than sprinkling with powdered sugar.
Since everyone really enjoys the corn fritters I often make a batch on weekends. Most often in the middle of the afternoon when everyone seems to be hungry and looking for a snack. A drizzle of honey over the fritters is how my mom always served them. Though feel free to use powdered sugar or you can serve them with a Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.
If I make these for appetizers which are always a delicious option to add add to a buffet table, I’ll put both the honey and the homemade buttermilk ranch dressing on the table. Now there is something for everyone!