Though corn fritters are popular these days, this recipe was a staple in our house when I was growing up. My mother used to whip up a special batch of these when my sister Faige had had a hard day—or just because.

2 eggs
½ cup liquid from the corn can (or water)
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon oil
1 cup corn niblets, drained
1 tablespoon oil

  1. In a bowl, beat eggs lightly with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and mix to form a batter.
  2. In a frying pan, heat up 1 tablespoon oil and drop tablespoons of batter into pan. Fry about 3 minutes on each side or until evenly browned.


Yield: 12 to 18 fritters


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