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Mexican Street Corn Fritters

Street Corn Fritters are a chunkier version of corn pancakes with a thicker batter. They are often seen as more of a savory dish than a sweet breakfast food. In addition to containing plenty of corn, these fritters are enhanced with cheesy goodness and a little jalapeno heat.

  • 2 cups corn fresh or frozen corn on the cob

  • 1/4 cup cornmeal

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 egg

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced

  • 2 TBSN green onion, chopped

  • 1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated

  • 1/4 cup Cotija cheese, grated

  • 1/4 cup milk or more if needed

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 TBSN vegetable oil


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Medium mixing bowl, mixing spoon, sharp knife, measuring spoons, measuring cups, cookie sheet or large saucepan, parchment paper

Prep: 10 min

Cook: 10 min. Ready: 20 min Serves: 4-6

1. Combine all ingredients, except the milk and oil, in a medium mixing bowl.

2. Add milk a little bit at a time if needed to make a moist mixture that firm enough to hold its shape.

3. You can either fry or bake the fritters:

  • To fry the fritters, heat oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the corn fritter mixture onto the hot oil. Cook 3-4 minutes or until golden, flip and cook an additional 3-4 minutes.

  • To bake the fritters, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Drop batter by spoonful onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Gently spread to about 3″ wide. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes, or until puffed up and golden brown.

4. Serve hot and top with sour cream, green onion, and chopped cilantro.

1 serving:

Calories: 277, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 54mg, Sodium: 110mg, Potassium: 297mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 435IU, Vitamin C: 9.9mg, Calcium: 130mg, Iron: 1.5mg

Corn is rich in fiber and plant compounds that may aid digestive and eye health. Yet, it's high in starch, can spike blood sugar and may prevent weight loss when consumed in excess. The safety of genetically modified corn may also be a concern. Still, in moderation, corn can be part of a healthy diet

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