Sweet Summer Corn Fritters - Sweet summer corn and garden vegetables are the stars of these easy to make, pan fried fritters.
Blogging recipes is a funny thing. Sometimes you think you are the most brilliant person ever to have come up with such a unique recipe. You cook it, photograph it and get a blog post ready. You then start figuring a name for the recipe and you start googling things and realize, wait a minute, this recipe has already been posted about 1,000,050 times. Wah Wah. It's such a bummer but it happens.
ALL. THE. TIME.
It is what it is, I guess.
The other thing that happens a lot is that you get an idea, buy your ingredients and then BAM; a blogger that you know, posts a very similar recipe. Then you are faced with these questions:
- Do I post my recipe anyway, who cares?
- Do I reach out and let the other blogger know that I had this idea too?
- Do I not post my recipe at all?
- Do I tell my blogger friend that her recipe rocks and move on?
- Do I make sure our recipes have a few differences so it doesn't seem like I copied her?
Why am I talking about this? Isn't this a recipe for Sweet Summer Corn Fritters? Yes, it is, but it's also the perfect example of what I'm talking about. The other day I purchased some fresh corn and a few other ingredients to make a version of corn fritters. I didn't have it all worked out yet but I'm kind of a "fly by the seat of my pants" kind of cook.
Anyway, don't you know, I'm browsing around and BAM, a good blogger friend of mine, Angela from LeMoine Family Kitchen, has posted a pretty scrumptious looking recipe for Corn & Chive Fritters. Oh boy, hers sure did look good! It's a funny thing because Angela and I seem to post a lot of similar themed recipes. I am pretty sure we are food doppelgangers or something. Seems to me, we both come from similar backgrounds and enjoy the same foods, so it's bound to happen.
Okay, so let me tell you why I was hell bent on still creating a recipe for these corn fritters. A few weeks ago, someone reached out to me to see if I would consider doing a cooking demonstration at The Plymouth Farmer's Market.
If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know I drive the 40 minutes every week to hang out at this market. It's by far the best one I've been to and it's totally kid approved as they have face painting (even though it was free last year and this year there's a fee....BOO), live music, kids activities, stories, yoga. And the food! Oh dear, the food is amazing. Super fresh foods from local farms and there are also a few local restaurants that set up stands and sell some of their prepared foods. Let me just say, our family is in love with the fire grilled pizzas there! Yum.
I'm drifting again, as usual. Anyway, I thought that a corn fritter would be a great way to showcase the deliciousness of farm fresh corn. Then, I thought, why stop at corn? So, I got a little crazy and threw in some shredded zucchini too! And then, I remembered I had this amazing cheese and well, I tossed that in there too! Next thing I knew, I had this totally addicting, sort of sweet, sort of savory, fluffy bite of awesomeness.
Anyway, if you happen to be in the Plymouth area on August 18, 2016, be sure to stop by the tent and see me get my cook on! I'll be cooking and giving samples of these Sweet Summer Corn Fritters!
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Sweet Summer Corn Fritters
- 2.5 C Corn fresh off the cob
- 1 C Grated Zucchini
- 2 Garlic cloves minced
- 2 Scallions chopped
- 2 Eggs
- ½ C Milk
- 4 oz Goat Cheese softened
- Black Pepper
- 1 C Flour all-purpose
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- Olive Oil
- ¼ C Honey
- ½ teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper more or less to suit your taste, or leave out the red pepper altogether if you desire
- In a small bowl, stir crushed red pepper into honey. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir together corn, zucchini, garlic, scallions and egg and cheese. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl stir together flour and baking powder.
- Stir flour mixture into wet mixture and then slowly stir in the milk. Batter should have the same consistency as a pancake batter.
- Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat with just enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Once pan is heated, reduce heat to medium.
- Using a large spoon, scoop batter into hot oil. Cook 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown.
- Remove from pan and place on a paper towel lined plate to help rid excess oil. Sprinkle with a little bit of salt.
- Serve warm.
- If desired, drizzle or dip into honey mixture.
I have got to try these! They look so delish!
Amanda @ The Kitcheneer says
I'm loving all the summer veggies in these fritters! Like munching on all of those fresh farmers market produce! Yum!
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
That happens to me all the time where I have a great idea and then someone else does it first! Lesson learned that if I think I have a unique idea I just need to blog it asap. LOL. Love these corn fritters!!
Lauren Kelly Nutrition says
Oh my goodness these look amazing! I need to make them asap!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Oh I hate it when that happens! I'm so happy you posted these, though, because I hadn't even heard of corn fritters until now and now I have something new I need to try. 🙂
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says
I love corn fritters and these sound terrific!
Lora @savoringitaly says
That has happened to me a couple times and I just figure, great minds are thinking alike! I like to see what my blogging friend did differently with their recipe. I'm so craving these corn fritters tonight!!
Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos says
Corn fritters are a favorite of my family. My Bampa always made them when I was younger. I love your variations and I'm so happy you posted these. Everyone has something different to their recipe and I'm excited to try your version!
Rose | The Clean Dish says
Oh I love the addition of honey! I don't think I have ever tried sweet corn fritters but would love to get a taste of these guys right here!
linda spiker says
I LOVE fritters! These look and sound delicious!
peter @Feed Your Soul Too says
I am such a big fan of any kind of fritter. This is great for summer. The honey is a great addition.
You crack me up!! We are totally in sync with our food love for sure!! Your fritters look amazing as well!! I cant get enough of all the delicious summer corn recipes!
Debra C. says
Oooh! You've made a great choice for the Farmer's Market! Everyone loves corn fritters and yours look just yummy!! Good luck on the18th, you'll do great!!
I tried your fritters at the Farmer's Market and they were beyond delicious! I'm glad you made them despite your foodie doppelganger also having made them. I didn't even know what a fritter was before yours! You have my whole family hooked. 🙂
Oh this makes my day Kat! I was so nervous at the market so I am so happy to hear how well the recipe was received! Since you're new to the page, I try to post at least 1 new recipe per week; sometimes 2 (if I find the time). If you subscribe to the emails you will get an email notification every time a new recipe goes up. Otherwise you can check back whenever you like or I always post content on my FB page too facebook.com/foodyschmoodyblog. Thanks again for stopping by!!!
I meant to add "Thank you" to the end of that post!
🙂 You are very welcome!
Sandi G says
Those corn fritters look amazing. I can't believe how far you drive for a market! That is serious dedication.