Saturday, July 4, 2009

Corn Fritters with Chile Lime Mayonnaise

Around my way the Jersey corn seems to be getting sweeter and sweeter. Lately I can't drive by a farmers market without buying at least a dozen ears. I just never seem to get tired of eating corn on the cob this time of year. Unfortunately the complaints are starting to come in. Now that I think about it, buying a dozen ears of corn twice a week may be a bit much."Corn on the cob again??" The season is so short, I cant even imagine asking such a question. Well, its been asked alot lately. Actually, first they groan, then they ask.I felt pressure to fine a creative solution to continue satisfying my corn obsession, while also keeping the folks that I feed content. Well the problem is solved. They are already asking for more of these corn fritters. My response...? "Grrrrrrrrrrrrr..corn again?"

This is an Allyse Torey recipe, she is the owner of The Magnolia Bakery in NYC. A bakery NOT to missed should you be near the city. The corn I used was really sweet, if using frozen corn I would add 1 ts of sugar to the recipe.

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup grated parm
  • 1 1/2 ts baking powder
  • salt about 3/4 ts
  • 1/4 ts chili powder
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk ( I find it annoying to buy buttermilk for 1 recipe, so I mixed 1 cup of milk with 1/2 plain problem)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups of fresh corn kernels, blanched (each ear yields about 1/2 cup)
  • 3/4 cup chopped scallions, mostly green part
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tb butter
  • Another cup of fresh corn kernels blanched (I actually had an aunt named Blanch) for garnish
  • Lime wedge

Chille Lime Mayonnaise

1 1/2 cups mayo

2 Tb fresh lime juice

1 Tb minced jalapeno chile pepper, seeds and ribs removed

2 ts grated lime zest

Place all these ingredients in a bowl, and stir together till well blended

In medium sized bowl mix flour, cornmeal, cheese, baking powder, salt and chili powder. In separate bowl mix buttermilk with the whole egg and egg yolk. Mix in dry ingredients till well combined. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of corn, then add the scallions.

Heat 2 Tb of oil and 1 Tb of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Spoon batter, (about 3 Tb for each fritter) into skillet to make 3 inch fritters. Cook until golden, about 3 minutes each side. Add additional butter and oil as needed. Serve warm with chile lime mayo, garnishing with extra kernels and lime wedges. I ate the first 3 fritters plain, could have eaten several more, but I did demonstrate self control.


  1. These look really delicious, and this time of year I'm always looking for new ways to use up fresh corn!

  2. Hi,
    I am hosting a baby shower on Saturday. You have inspired me to make appetizers along with blueberry scones and mini blueberry muffins. Could you guess that the baby will be a boy? Thanks for sharing...-Tien

  3. Mmm, that looks delicious. I'm a huge fan of corn casserole, so this is probably something I'd really enjoy :)

    Thanks for the comments about my move--I'm getting extremely nervous the closer it is!

  4. We have a really great restaurant here in SD called Zocalo and they have fantastic corn fritters. I've never made them. Looks great!

    -Our roommate is from Cinci, and he too talks about the chili. Quite the regional favorite, I take it.

  5. These corn fritters sound really delicious and I love the idea of chile lime mayo! I know my family would really LOVE this!

  6. This is a wonderful recipe! I definitely want to try this one! I love fresh corn in summer!

    Thanks for stopping by today!

  7. As an Upstate New Yorker, we are starting to get "corned to death" up here as well. But take advantage of it because we'll miss these goodies very soon when the snow flies again. Love your blog and your awesome recipes-

  8. Oh I love corn fritter, why didn't I think of that? my family is also getting tired of having steam corn all the time.
    Chili lime mayo sounds irresistible!

  9. oh I LOVE this! Corn fritters! Fried and slightly sweet yet savory...yum! And the chili lime mayo is GENIUS!

  10. A great combo! I love corn fritters!



  11. Hmm love the flavours here!

  12. I'm with you, I never get sick of corn on the cob, and chances are, I'd never get sick of these!

  13. Corn is one of my favorites. Mixing it with lime is not something I would have thought of but it sounds so right, especially after seeing your photo.

  14. Great way to use corn. I will try the dressing.

    Thanks for such a great idea.

  15. I just kept scrolling down your front page and was drooling over post after post of delicious-looking food! These corn fritters look fantastic but I'm also going to have a closer (and more lingering) perusal of your other recipes. 8-)

  16. Delicious ~ These are so tasty fritters I love the Idea.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Join post your comments we love to have you:)

    Have a wonderful Thrusday~

  17. The place I live is well known for its corn, so I am always looking for great ways to use it. This looks like a fantastic one! Thanks for sharing! Love your blog!

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really love corn fritters and that dipping sauce looks really good. I can never get enough of corn.

  19. Fritters are one of my favourite things. I think I could eat them everyday. These look so delicious! :)

  20. I've got to try these. I did something very similar a month or so ago with cornmeal pancakes and corn but the chili lime mayonnaise should add quite a good twist to the corn flavors. I'm copying this one to try.

    Thanks for stopping by my kitchen yesterday. It gave me the opportunity to find your wonderful site. See you again soon.

  21. Hey these sound great! I love corn!! A friend of mine makes fried corn (its not truely fried) just cooked in a cast iron skillet with butter salt and pepper and a little milk and flour but it taste wonderful!
    Have a great day and thank you so much for the recipes!!