- July 16 -

Corn Fritters Day

Corn fritters originated in the South of Americ. Often served as side dishes or snacks, fritters are also called Southern Bread. Corn fritters are savory bites of fried or baked corn batter—a mixture made with corn, egg, flour, milk, and melted butter. These treats can be eaten alone, served...

Corn Fritters Day

Corn fritters originated in the South of Americ. Often served as side dishes or snacks, fritters are also called Southern Bread.
Corn fritters are savory bites of fried or baked corn batter—a mixture made with corn, egg, flour, milk, and melted butter. These treats can be eaten alone, served as a side, or enjoyed with a topping like syrup, powdered sugar, or jam.
However, several other cultures also have a version of the corn fritter. Asian cuisine, for example, boasts a fritter made with chopped vegetables (sometimes including corn) that is typically served with a spicy dipping sauce.
Many cultures have come up with similar dishes. For example, in Asia “pakoras” are a popular snack. This dish is made with vegetables dipped in batter that are then deep-fried.

Corn Fritter recipe:

Ingredients:

vegetable oil for deep frying
1 cup unbleached flour
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 cup whole kernel corn

Preparation:

Heat the oil in a deep fryer or Dutch oven (about 1 inch deep) to 370°. Beat the remaining ingredients, except corn, together until smooth then add the corn. Drop by level Tablespoonfuls into the hot oil. Fry until golden and completely cooked through, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Makes about 8 servings.
Source:
http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-corn-fritters-day
http://southernfood.about.com/od/fritters/r/blbb284.htm
http://www.examiner.com/article/national-corn-fritters-day-15-delicious-corn-fritter-recipes

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