Sweet Corn Fritters with Sriracha-Lime Greek Yogurt

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Author Notes: One of the things I look forward to most in the summer is having a garden filled with fresh herbs, allowing me to cut only what I need, right when I need it. When cooler weather overtakes and my garden calls it quits, I struggle with buying fresh herbs from the store. A lot. Forethought has never been one of my strengths, which means that a giant bunch of herbs often winds up sad and withered in the fridge, only a few leaves or sprigs shy of its original size. But I’ve learned that even I can make my way through a bundle of something with a little planning and creativity. Cilantro -- the herb that seems to fall into a “love it” or “hate it” category for most people -- is a favorite of mine, especially in the summer.Carey Nershi

Makes about 1 dozen fritters

Fritters

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 lime, zest and juice
  • 2 cups fresh sweet corn kernels (from 3 to 4 ears, depending on size)
  • 1/2 cup scallions, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and coriander. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, egg, and lime juice and zest. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry, then fold the corn, scallions, cilantro, garlic, and cheddar cheese in until just combined.
  2. Heat a large heavy skillet (cast iron, preferably) and add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. (Use an oil with a high smoke point, such as peanut, safflower, canola, or grapeseed.)
  3. Once the oil is hot, spoon large mounds of batter into the pan, flattening them slightly. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until fritters are nicely browned on the underside, then flip. When they are browned on the second side, remove them from the pan and place them on a plate or sheet lined with paper towel. Repeat until all the batter has been used up, adding more oil to the pan if needed.

Sriracha-Lime Greek Yogurt

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 lime, zest and juice
  • Sriracha, to taste
  1. Mix together Greek yogurt and lime juice and zest. Add Sriracha a little bit at a time, until you have the heat level where you’d like it.
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4 months ago tota

What does everyone think about serving these at room temp for a picnic? Have a group potluck coming up, and would love to serve these, maybe with some crab or diced shrimp added.

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4 months ago giuia.grady

I fried these in a nicely seasoned cast iron skillet and had no problems with sticking. I made this for a pig roast and these were an absolute hit. It's a ridiculously easy recipe in which all the fresh ingredients just shine. I have shared the link to this recipe with many people.

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5 months ago Anthony

Do you cook the corn prior to adding to the mixture?

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5 months ago MissPriss

I thought these fitters had black beans. It said black bean and corn fritters.

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5 months ago Valerie Thomas

definitely my bad, not the recipe. i think i would have been fine if i had just pureed a little less of the mixture.

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5 months ago tota

I had trouble flipping the first 2 as well, but once i got the technique down, they all stayed together well. You have to mound/compress them a bit and then flatten out in pan with top of spatula. But you did make a lot of changes, so not sure....

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5 months ago Valerie Thomas

i made these last night, with some pretty major alternations. i didn't have scallions, so i used 1/2 a red onion. i blended 1/2 the corn in a magic bullet with the red onion, the milk and a little evoo (next time, less milk and no evoo, mixture was too thin). i didn't want to use flour so i used panko. no baking powder. added cotija cheese. didn't have cilantro, but it would have been yummy.

overall, very delicious! a little hard to flip, though. probably my fault for not following the recipe. flavor, spot on.

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5 months ago 9stein

I made these last night, and oh YUM!

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5 months ago tota

Made these last weekend, added extra cheese and think next time I may add crab, couldn't hurt. They were delicious, loved by all at lunch, and the sauce was great too. In fact, I used it the next day with fish tacos....a keeper, thanks!

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7 months ago Marcy Lechner

Yummy. Next time I may increase the cilantro and green onion to enhance flavor.

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8 months ago Catherine Tjan

Would any other types of flour work with this? Could an almond flour of some kind be used?

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over 1 year ago Matthew

I made these today, but one of them exploded in the oil and severely burned a large portion of my hand. The hospital staff loved them though! I may try to bake them next time..

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over 1 year ago Carey Nershi

Oh my god...that is so scary. (I have an internal battle with fear whenever I'm working with hot oil or sugar — the burns are the worst.) If you do give baking them a go, let me know how it turns out. Sending you lots of healing :::vibes::: in the meantime!

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over 1 year ago cheesegrits

Made this recipe last night. The directions were clear and easy to follow. The fritters were very good, but were a bit on the bland side. Regardless, we did enjoy them and plan to make this recipe again. I think we're going to add a bit more cheese and some diced jalapeno next time. I was a bit unsure about the Sriracha mixture at first, but it went really well with the fritters. Thanks for submitting this recipe...it's a keeper.

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over 1 year ago Carey Nershi

Glad to hear that you did enjoy them! (It occurs to me that there are a few ingredients with variable tastes that could swing the overall flavor either way [such as variations in limes/tartness, garlic/zingy-ness, or cheddar cheese/sharpness].) Thank you for the feedback! (:

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over 1 year ago JanetFL

Your recipe sounds very tasty - Thank you!

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over 1 year ago FrankenJess

There is no listed quantity for garlic but it shows up in the directions...?

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over 1 year ago Carey Nershi

Whoopsie! Thank you for pointing that out. Recipe amended. :)