The sun is shining, you can smell the grass, and everyone is outside – can you smell the summer? This time of year, the farmer’s market is full of inspiration, one of which is usually the beautiful, sweet, fresh ears of corn. There is so much you can do with corn
Summer time is for sharing loads of food, running around and laughing outside, and cozy nights staring at the stars. Or if you’re living in a city, staring at the black sky filling with city lights from your apartment, eating leftover pizza.
Corn fritters step up your summer meal game
because what is more summery than ears of yellow, fresh corn? Corn fritters are generally simple to make, full of flavor, and are extremely malleable in terms of adding or subtracting vegetables to include in them. Let’s get husking and check out these six delicious corn fritter recipes.
Fritters make a great appetizer or side dish, but always contain eggs, dairy, and white flour. These Corn Fritters With Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce have been veganized and are even more delicious than their counterparts. They are served with a homemade sweet chili sauce, as most sweet chili sauces contain fish sauce, and other modified ingredients. As the weather gets nicer and you are able to buy local corn, by all means, replace the frozen corn with fresh! Just scrape the kernels off of 2-3 cobs.
Sorullitos are Puerto Rican corn fritters that are enjoyed as an appetizer or snack and are very similar to hush puppies. These Sorullitos are super easy to make and only require a minimal amount of ingredients. Plus, the fritters alongside the dipping sauce make for the perfect comfort food.
3, Black Eyed Pea Chili With Corn Fritters
This fresh Black Eyed Pea Chili With Corn Fritters will last for two days of lunches. Chili is AWESOME for many reasons, one of which is it just gets tastier the next day. These corn fritters on top are halfway homemade corn fritters using a boxed cornbread mix. If you use this method and you are vegan, be sure to check the ingredients on the box. Many mixes contain lard and whey.
4, Corn and Bell Pepper Fritters
These Corn and Bell Pepper Fritters are so versatile; they can be made large to be served as an entrée with veggies on the side or as bite-sized morsels topped with cashew sour cream for an appetizer. Sweet corn and red bell pepper are the perfect base for spicy chili pepper and fresh basil, though if you don’t have basil, and fresh herb will do. Whether you serve them for dinner or at a party, these crispy fritters will win you (and anyone else who eats them) over.
5. Baby Corn Fritter and Spicy Bell Pepper Stir Fry
This flavorful Baby Corn Fritter and Spicy Bell Pepper Stir Fry is inspired by an Indo-Chinese favorite — a delicious combination of colorful bell peppers stir-fried with spicy chilis, garlic, and onion combined with crispy baby corn fritters. Double frying these baby corn fritters makes them really crunchy, the perfect contrast to the soft peppers. Be sure to add the fritters to the dish right before serving to prevent them from losing their texture!
6. Zucchini and Corn Veggie Burgers/Fritters
The inside of these Zucchini and Corn Burgers/Fritters are soft and fluffy with a crunchy and golden brown exterior, not to mention packed with nutrition and flavor! I could not even fathom drowning these burgers of deliciousness in a bun and other added ingredients. I enjoyed mine plain, and another with a mixture of coconut cream and herbs.
Corn fritters are the embodiment of a summer day in the sun, clear blue skies, and big smiles. Too far? Try these corn fritters and you’ll see what we mean!
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”