Saturday, September 27, 2008
Golden Corn Fritters
This is an amazingly simple recipe with amazing results. Crunchy, full of the fresh raw nuggets of sunshiny corn just off the cob fried to a golden crisp. The addition of cornflour adds to the crunchiness. Good for a snack or as an additional dish to a meal. I have tried many versions and have found that the large proportion of raw corn to flour is the key and essence of what I think makes a good corn fritter.
1 cup of plain flour
1/2 cup of corn flour
Kernels of corn scraped off 4 fresh cobs of sweet corn
2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic paste ( 2-3 cloves of garlic)
dash of pepper
dash of cayenne pepper
a sprinkle of dried parsley flakes
3/4 cup of water
1/2 cup (approximate) of vegetable oil
Mix flours, peppers, salt and parsley flakes into a bowl. Add raw kernels. Add water. Mix. Heat oil in a pan. Fry. Shallow fry a tablespoon at a time until a golden brown and crisp and crunchy to the eye. Drain. Serve. With or without a chillie sauce. Enjoy.
TIP* If you're thinking of using canned corn kernels, think again. It's not going to work because there is simply too much moisture in them that the finished result will just not be the same. You'll miss the crunchiness and the bite of raw fresh corn off the cob fried to a nugget. mmmfh...
TIP* To make an even yummier version, add minced prawns/shrimps to the mixture or vary the flavour with chopped coriander instead of parsley. Create.