- 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

Categories:

More holidays on this day:

World Snake Day

You may also like...

Interesting events from Food category.

World Pistachio Day

February 26th is World Pistachio Day and people across the globe will join the celebration of the nutritious green nut. The pistachio contains 3 to 4 calories per nut and offers key nutrients including, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Originating from the Middle East, pistachios are...

Pina Colada Day

Pina coladas originated in San Juan, Puerto Rico and the term, 'pina colada' means 'strained pineapple' in Spanish, a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice used in the drink's preparation. A traditional recipe calls for pineapple juice, light rum, and coconut cream...

World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organisations concerned with food security, including the World Food...

Pumpkin Day

Pumpkin Day is celebrated on October 26th of each year. This unofficial food holiday pays tribute to the underrated pumpkin, which has many uses besides being sacrificed to Halloween. Pumpkins are a vegetable, similar to gourds and related to squash. The flesh of the pumpkin can be spiced and used...

Candy Day

History Humans have been eating candies and sweet confections for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians preserved nuts and fruits in honey, and the Aztecs and Mayans consumed chocolate during religious rituals as early as 300 AD. Candy isn't just for kids, either. Americans...

Sardines Day

November 24th is Sardines Day. Sardines are several types of small, edible fish in the herring family. Sardines were found in great schools along the coasts of Europe and were named after the Island of Sardina. Sardines are typically canned and sold in supermarkets. They are washed, their heads...

Download KeepIn Calendar

Enjoy the interesting stories even on your phone or tablet