Corn Fritters with Spicy Maple Butter Sauce

Corn Fritter Recipe

  • 1 ¼ cup corn meal mix (Jiffy corn bread mix)
  • 1 ¼ cup A.P. flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs (slightly beaten)
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1-1½ cups frozen corn, thawed.
  • Orange slices for garnish (optional)

 

Spicy maple butter sauce

  • ½ stick butter (4 tablespoons) melted
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

For the sauce: combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and warm over low heat until butter is melted.

For the fritters: Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar and salt in a bowl.  In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, combine milk and eggs.  Add milk/egg mixture to dry ingredients.  Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir to combine.  Stir in butter and corn.

Preheat vegetable and/or canola oil in a deep pot or cast iron Dutch oven to 350°.  Using an ice cream scoop, scoop drop batter into the hot oil.  Fry for 3-5 minutes until golden and cooked through, making sure all sides are browned evenly.  Remove from the oil onto a paper towel lined sheet tray.  Spoon over hot fritters and serve immediately.