Southwest Corn Fritters


YIELDS: 14 silver-dollar-sized fritters


INGREDIENTS

  • 2/3 cup milk

  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar

  • 2/3 cup stone ground cornmeal

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • 1/8 tsp cumin

  • ½ tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • ½ sugar

  • 1 small egg

  • 2 tsp oil + more for cooking

  • 1/3 cup sweet corn

  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 2 green onions, minced (save half for garnish)

  • 1 small green chili, de-seeded and minced


​Garnish:

  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt

  • Green onion

  • Cilantro (optional)


DIRECTIONS

  1. Make buttermilk: add 2 tsp apple cider vinegar to milk; set aside to thicken.

  2. In a large bowl, add cornmeal, flour, spices, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Mix well.

  3. Add egg, oil, corn, cheese, and buttermilk . Mix well and allow batter to sit for 5-10 minutes. While the batter sits, mince green onion and green chili. Add to batter and mix.

  4. Drizzle oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Spoon in 1/8 cup fritter batter and cook until golden -- about 3-4 minutes on each side. Repeat until batter is gone. Garnish and serve warm.


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