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Corn Fritters!! 
Jun. 2, 2014 5:49 pm 
Updated: Jun. 8, 2014 7:35 am

I've never made a corn fritter before. In fact, I'm not real sure I'd ever even eaten one before. But, then one day my cousin posted on Facebook a recipe he had found in his Grandmother's (my Great Aunt) recipe files. It was called "Maude's Corn Fritters". Well it just so happens that Maude was my Great Grandmother. A Great Grandmother that I knew and remember quite well. She passed away when I was 14. I have many memories of Great Grandma (she lived in a trailer behind my grandparent's house), but none of those memories are of her in the kitchen making anything besides TV dinners.

TV dinners were new and gaining popularity. There were no microwaves and they came frozen, in a tin-foil pan. You popped it in the oven and in a fairly short while your dinner was ready. I especially loved the ones that came with scalloped apples, or a brownie.

I was intrigued by the Corn Fritter recipe my cousin had posted. I'm always looking for new recipes and in this case that new recipe was actually quite old.  That new/old recipe also happened to be one from a relative. That made it even better. I printed the recipe and tucked it away in my recipe notebook.  I would come across that recipe every once in a while and think "Gee, I should make those one day".

Yesterday Jon and I went out on the lake in his fishing boat and he caught a nice sized catfish. The perfect size for eating. Tonight I made pecan crusted baked catfish for dinner. While I was searching for that recipe, the corn fritter recipe slid out of my notebook. What better time than now to try them?!

It is really a very simple recipe. You just mix corn, flour, salt, egg and baking powder together and then add milk to make a drop batter.  Then you fry them in hot oil until golden brown. I used my cast-iron skillet because I know Great Grandma would have made them using her cast-iron. They came out beautifully!  To go along with the fritters and fish I made a tomato, cucumber, cheese, and basil salad with balsamic vinaigrette. Pink lemonade to drink and we had a great Monday evening meal.

Jun. 3, 2014 11:15 am
Hi Mother Ann, we used to get corn fritters at the Burger King many years ago when i was a teenager. I made them a few times, and they sure are good. Your dinner sounds wonderful, your great grandma would be proud:))
Jun. 3, 2014 4:47 pm
ma, are you sure you ain't got some Dixie in you? excellent meal to end a great day and especially because of a sweet recipe from a loved one.
Jun. 3, 2014 6:23 pm
Hi manella! I never heard of corn fritters at Burger King! It was a delicious dinner, that's for sure!
Jun. 3, 2014 6:24 pm
gderr - I love the South, does that count??!! And, my little sister just moved there! :)
Jun. 4, 2014 5:46 am
My mom used to mix drained canned corn into Jiffy cornbread batter and then fry it like pancakes (probably using bacon grease on the skillet). Similar?
Jun. 4, 2014 11:55 am
I put a chicken spice seasoning into mine when I serve them with dinner...otherwise my family wants to eat them with syrup for breakfast! So--sweet or savoury corn fritters, just add spices.
Jun. 5, 2014 3:15 am
Indiana Peggy - somewhat similar - though the batter was simply flour, baking powder, a little salt, egg and milk.
Jun. 5, 2014 3:16 am
my hubby said syrup would be good on them. I'm planning on using this batter with cinnamon added, and diced apples. Then roll in powdered sugar when done - to make an apple fritter. I think that would be tasty, too. :)
Jun. 5, 2014 11:23 am
Hi Mother Ann - sounds exactly like my orn muffin recipe without the sugar. Corn fritters always catch my eye on any & all menus. Might have to make some this weekend now.
Jun. 5, 2014 12:29 pm
Doug - The power of suggestion.... :)
houghtonLake Cookie 
Jun. 5, 2014 3:25 pm
Hi Mother Ann, We have eaten corn fritters all our lives. Some of us ate them with jam, some with just butter. and yes for breakfast with syrup. Our local Big Boy Restaurant even has them on their buffet
Jun. 5, 2014 5:57 pm
houghtonLake Cookie - jam sounds yummy!
Jun. 6, 2014 8:39 pm
My mom made corn fritters from leftover pancake batter and can of cream corn. They were so good I only put butter on them.
Jun. 7, 2014 4:50 am
cec that sounds like a quick, easy way to make them. And yummy! :)
Jun. 7, 2014 5:47 am
We had corn fritters and dust them with powdered sugar as a dessert.
Jun. 7, 2014 8:50 am
Your meal sounds so yummy! My best friend has a corn fritter recipe from her great-grandma, and they are SO good. She hasn't made them in a while, but I need to ask her to make them again. I like to just eat them plain, but she serves them with honey and maple syrup, which the kids especially like.
Jun. 7, 2014 8:53 am
By the way, she serves them for dinner, usually with something like chicken or pork chops.
Jun. 8, 2014 7:35 am
Tammy Lynn - we had them for dinner with the catfish my hubby had caught. They went very well with that. Hubby put butter on his, I ate mine just plain.
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About Me
I've been married for 33 years, and live in Ohio. We have a daughter who is married and lives nearby. Our son graduated from college and moved to South Dakota. He has his own place but still goes to visit my sister and brother-in-law and have dinner with them occasionally. We have two black labs that get to go duck hunting with dad and two cats. We own a Mexican restaurant and are learning alot about the food industry. I love to eat, go camping, read, spend time with family and friends, watch movies, and drink wine; not necessarily in that order.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake - anything chocolate is fine with me. Seafood, chicken dishes and slow-cooker fare.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I enjoy cooking together with wine. We pop open a bottle of wine and get cooking. :-)
My cooking triumphs
Whenever I can put together a meal that gets many compliments and leaves the diners satisfied is a triumph in my book! I love to cook meals for family and friends.
My cooking tragedies
When I was first married we had my grandparent's-in-law over for a pot roast dinner. The meat came out great, but the potatoes and carrots were still half raw. My husband's grandfather went to cut his fork into a carrot and it flew off his plate. He looked at me, winked, and said he loved his carrots that way!
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