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.