Sunday, March 13, 2011

Jiffy Corn Fritters

  • 1 pkg. "JIFFY" Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • frying oil

Preheat oil in deep fryer oil or on griddle to 400°.

Combine all ingredients (except oil).  Blend well.

Drop by tablespoon into hot oil or on prepared griddle.  

Cook until lightly browned on both sides.  

Drain on paper towel and serve.

Makes 10-12 pieces

I love anything associated with corn.  In my opinion, corn is one of the perfect foods and my pantry almost always stocked with cans of corn or my freezer has more than one bag of frozen corn.  Of course I prefer fresh corn, but it is not always available.

Many years ago my husband and I would go to the local fields and buy a truckload of just picked corn.  Not only was it a tremendous bargain, but there is no other form of corn that compares to just picked corn.  The fresh corn you buy at the grocery store has already been picked for days and there is a difference.  If you are near farms that grow corn, do yourself a favor and check out just picked corn.

Usually we would have a corn shucking party in those times and prepare the corn for freezing.  Of course we made every type of corn dish and appetizer you could think of.  When I ran across this recipe for corn fritters in my personal recipe collection, I immediately went back to those corn shucking party days, where corn fritters were one of the most popular items we made.

The compost pile was very happy to have all those corn cobs!  One of the first things we did was start a pot of salted water to enjoy some corn on the cob.  That is what would get the party started!  We would laugh at the thought of looking like the gluttons back in medieval times eating like savages.  Have you ever observed a table full of people eating corn on the cob?  The sight and sounds are hilarious!

Everyone went home with loads of corn and we had a fridge full of corn, ready to eat.  Those were fun times!  Cooking in bulk doesn't have to be a dreaded job . . . just make it a party!  I must introduce The Captain to a corn shucking party :)

Isn't it wonderful how a simple recipe can bring back so many good memories?

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