I know it’s just the beginning of February, but one can hardly blame me for making summer food. Last week, I went out for my daily lunch-break walk (hey, it’s better than nothing!) with no coat. In February. In New York City. It was surreal, but absolutely amazing. And now, I can’t get this out of my head. It’s practically spring, which means it’s basically summer. Which means it’s time for frozen concoctions, grilled recipes, and corn.
So what if I am totally jumping the gun here? These fritters are made with a bag of frozen corn. (Shh. Don’t tell anyone.) And they’re super easy to make. Forget our friend the groundhog and his little prediction of doom. And don’t worry about summer being a ways off. Head out to the grocery store and pick up a bag of frozen corn kernels. Then pretend it’s summer. Or at least smile in satisfaction at how you are eating something delicious and good for you.
Spiced Corn Fritters:
Note: I used packaged Whole Wheat Matzah Ball mix in these. If you can’t get that, substitute 1/2 cup matzah meal or bread crumbs and a teaspoon of baking powder.
1 1-lb bag frozen corn kernels, defrosted
1 small package whole wheat matzah ball mix (see note)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2-1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
olive oil or spray oil, for frying
Heat a frying pan over medium flame.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
Pour a small amount of olive oil into the pan (or spray it well with Pam.) Form small patties with and place on the hot oil. Fry for a couple of minutes on each side, until golden brown.
Remove from pan and serve hot.
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