Thursday, August 14

Jalapeño Corn Fritters

Tender savory pancakes that taste just like fresh summer corn

Bon Appetit Jalapeno Corn Fritters

There isn't a dish with fresh summer corn that I don't love. I put it into pastas, make it into soup, throw it into salads, and eat it straight from the cob. These jalapeño corn fritters from Bon Appetit is another recipe to add to the list of favorites. I actually think that calling them "fritters" is a little misleading because they aren't deep-fried and actually cook up like tender, savory pancakes. The batter is made from little else than pureed fresh corn, jalapeños, and a little bit of flour and egg to bind it. It's easy to make the batter in the blender or food processor and then just ladle it into a skillet to cook. The fritters are tender and taste exactly like fresh sweet corn with a little kick at the end from the chile. These would make a great side dish or appetizer, or spoon some cook black beans on top for a satisfying vegetarian meal.

More Corn Recipes:
- Corn, Potato, & Bacon Chowder
- Corn, Avocado, & Arugula Salad
- Corn, Potato, & Cheese Chile Rellenos

Jalapeño Corn Fritters:
  • Combine 2 eggs, 1/4 c. flour, 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese, and 1/2 tsp. kosher salt in a blender or food processor.
  • Pulse until just combined, then add in 2 c. fresh corn kernels, 1 thinly sliced scallion, and 1/2 chopped jalapeño.*
  • Pulse a few more times, making sure to leave some larger pieces of corn in the batter.
  • Heat 2 tbsp. canola oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Ladle in 1/4 c. amount of batter and cook for 6-8 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Repeat with any remaining batter and serve hot.

Serves two (main course) - four (appetizer)
*Remove the seeds if you're worried it will be too spicy.