|After eating them at the stove, I had two more on a plate!|
Here's my confession: Yep, I ate three as soon as they were not scalding hot. Right there at the stove, I stood and ate. That's not perfectly round- Eat. This edge is skewed- Eat. That little one- Eat. Mind the drool as I type this. You know what? I'm not ashamed to admit that I ate them hot off the pan!!! Overindulgence once in a while is a treat. ♥
Quick and Easy Corn Fritter Recipe *See Notes
1 can of Creamed Corn
1/2 to 1 cup of Flour
1/2 to 1 Tsp of Baking Powder (Skip BP if you want a very flat fritter.)
Heat a pan on the stove with some oil, less than 1/4 cup unless you are comfortable with more oil.
Beat the egg in a bowl.
Put Flour and Baking Powder in a medium size bowl.
Add the entire can of Creamed Corn, liquid included, into the flour mixture.
Add the beaten egg to the mixture.
Blend until all combined, no need to beat.
Batter should be like a thick pancake, but not dry, heavy, or stiff. If you need some moisture, add milk.
Test the oil first to see it is hot enough by dropping a little batter from the edge of your spoon into the oil, it's ready if the batter starts sizzling right away.
Drop by spoonful, whatever size you are comfortable with, into the Hot Oil.
Let fritter cook for about 3-4 minutes until Golden Brown, then carefully turn to other side (flip) to cook.
Remove cooked fritter to a plate, line it with paper towel if you want to absorb some of the oil, otherwise, eat and enjoy! Pour on maple syrup or honey or use a sweetened butter. I use just a little plain butter, and even without butter, they are delish. ♥
For a fancier or more complete meal, add to batter:
Shrimp or Ham (cooked and finely chopped)
Onions or Scallions (diced or chopped)
*Notes: I am hesitant to specify exact amounts of Flour and Baking Powder as this will correspond to the size of the can of Creamed Corn. For the small can, about 6 ounces, start with 1/2 cup Flour and 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder. For the average size can, about 12 ounces, start with 3/4 cup and 3/4 Tsp. You get the idea. Over the past few years all sorts of food products in the USA have been downsized (but upped the prices), so originally this was a can of 16 ounces, but shrinking as we breathe.
Now that Winter is finally being warmed up by Spring, what Winter food or beverage are you going to shelve until it's all chilly and snowy again? Hwyl fawr Hot Chocolate. Hwyl fawr = Welsh for Goodbye.