Saturday, 31 March 2012

Sweetcorn Fritters with Old Bay Seasoning

Not the best picture in the world but these fritters were rather nice indeed!
Sweetness of the corn with spring onion and the spices of 'Old Bay Seasoning'.  A perfect match - shaped into fritters and shallow fried.
Another of my make it up as I go along recipes.
Serve alongside some salsa with whatever else you fancy.
If you don't have any Old Bay seasoning you can of course use paprika or cayenne pepper and you'll still have yummy fritters.
 Old Bay Seasoning is a blend of herbs and spices currently marketed in the US and it is lovely stuff - everyone should have this in their store cupboard!
I first came across it when I was in Boston and it is used to make Maryland  crab-cakes.  Yum!

**To check the seasoning you can always do what I do and fry a little of the mixture first to have a taste.  That way you can correct it before you cook the lot.


To make 4 or 6 fritters you will need:
 100g plain flour
1/2 a teaspoon of baking powder
1 egg
150ml milk
a pinch of salt
2 teaspoons of Old Bay Seasoning
200g sweetcorn - cut from the cob or well drained if you use canned
3 spring onions - finely sliced
a couple of glugs of oil for shallow frying

How to do it:
Get a medium sized mixing bowl and tip in the flour and the baking powder and mix well.  Make a well in the middle and crack in the egg.  A little at a time pour in the milk, whisking as you go.  Add a pinch of salt and the Old Bay.  When it all looks nice, you've used all the milk and have no lumps you can stir in the corn and spring onions.
Heat up a large frying pan and add enough oil to just about cover the bottom.  Get it nice and hot before spooning in the sweetcorn batter (use a ladle as it's less messy).  This mixture will make about 4 or 6 depending on the size you make the fritters.
Fry for a couple of minutes each side.  Remove when they're cooked and transfer to some kitchen paper to drain.  Serve immediately.
    

1 comment:

Sylvie said...

It seems to be the week for vegetable fritters! Lovely.

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