Before Twitter, There Was The Fritter
If you knew me when I was a young pup, in addition to finding me shy, you’d also consider me a great bad-gift-giver.
One Christmas I gave my family (ahem, let’s be clear… MYSELF) the Activision Skiing video game (see the mind-numbing action here). Me aside, a Kiker family flop. Probably the worst gift I gave anyone ever, was when I gave dad a butter slicer for his birthday.
A butter slicer? What was I thinking. More importantly, what was dad thinking?
I still have the butter slicer (at left) and while it sat dormant in my kitchen drawer during my college and early-adult years, it now makes a debut in my kitchen every week or two when perfect butter slices are a must. And perfect butter slices are always a must.
I have to admit the butter slicer is really handy… especially for days like today when I whipped-up a batch of these savory and delicious corn fritters. I’ve heard of fritters, but reuniting with these gave me the good-time jitters… I loved them and watched my belly swell with pride as I popped these out of the skillet and into my mouth.
Thank goodness I found this recipe in mom’s cookbook.
When was the last time you enjoyed a fritter?
17 ounce can | del monte brand family style corn
1 | cage free egg
2-1/3 cups | all-purpose biscuit mix
to taste | syrup
to taste | butter
ii. what to do
1. Heat 2-3 inches of oil to 375°F in a heavy skillet.
2. Pour liquid from corn into medium-sized mixing bowl.
3. Add egg and biscuit mix; stir until smooth. Fold in corn.
4. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter into hot oil. Fry to golden brown, turning once.
5. Drain on paper towels.
Shivver, Me Fritters!
Foodie Tips ~
♥ Salad oil is vegetable, canola, peanut, sunflower or the like.
♥ Serve with syrup + BUTTER = Yes! (remember to make it Falfurrias brand butter per Nanny). You can melt the butter and brush it atop the fritter just before dipping it in your favorite syrup. De-li-cious!
♥ I haven’t tried this yet, but I bet the fritters are also great with a dusting of powdered sugar.
♥ A 17 ounce can of corn? They come in 15.25 ounce cans these days. Go figure.