Sunday, December 21, 2014

Fry, Fry My Darling - Corn Fritters

Die die die my darling
Don't utter a single word

Die die die my darling
Just shut your pretty eyes

I'll be seeing you again
I'll be seeing you in hell

Sheesh, what awful lyrics!  Forget that, and instead concentrate on these wonderful corn fritters.

This is still Hanukkah week, and I am frying some tasty tidbits in more of that miracle canola oil.  These will be coming with us when we head over to the Wheelers for some Hanukkah Hoopla (that's the invitation, folks).

I found this recipe about 35 years ago, in a Hadassah cookbook I'd purchased from a neighbor who lived across the hall from me in Howard Beach.  Her studio apartment was even smaller than mine, which was pretty amazing.  So are the fritters.

2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 cups Bisquick
black pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons sugar
2 - 11 oz. cans Green Giant corn niblets, well-drained

In a small mixing bowl, beat the eggs with a fork.  Add the milk, set aside.  In a large mixing bowl, mix the Bisquick with the pepper and sugar.  Stir in the egg-milk mixture.

Add the corn niblets.  Use a wooden spoon for the mixing, and don't worry if it looks like the batter is insufficient to coat the corn.  It works, trust me.  Set the fritter batter aside to rest up to 20 minutes.

In a wok, heat 2 inches of oil to 350 degrees.  Stir the batter again, and then using a small scooper that has been coated with cooking spray, gently drop the fritter batter into the hot oil, about 8 to 10 fritters at a time.  Turn them occasionally and fry until the fritters are golden brown and the interior batter is cooked all the way through.  With a slotted spoon, remove the fritters to drain on paper towels.  Repeat with the remaining batter.  This makes approximately 3 dozen fritters.

The best way to eat these is with maple syrup.  Break  one open and drizzle a few drops of maple syrup over each half, then eat and enjoy.  And you will enjoy.

These are great served as an appetizer or as a side dish.  Let's face it, they are great, no matter what.

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