Chef Ben’s Corn Fritters

Chef Ben’s Corn Fritters

Makes: 24-30 fritters

Ingredients: 3 cups flour
½ cup plus
1 tablespoon yellow corn meal
3 tablespoons sugar
¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1½ tablespoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 eggs
2 cups fresh sweet yellow corn (approx. 3 ears)
Canola oil for frying

Directions: In a large bowl, combine the flour, corn meal, sugar, cayenne pepper, baking powder and salt.

In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs and milk, then add to the flour mixture and stir or whisk until well combined. Add the corn and gently fold to incorporate. Refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight.

Heat 4 inches of oil in a heavy pot or deep fryer to 350 degrees (use a deep-fry thermometer for accuracy). Use an ice cream scoop or spoon to drop the batter into the oil, and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Season with salt as desired.

Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy.

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