Corn Fritters

If you saw my gingerbread post the other day, you know I’ve been on the hunt lately for recipes for old fashioned pioneer type food.  Corn fritters came to mind, so I started searching for an old recipe, and found one in a 1920’s cookbook. It was one of those cookbooks where everyone in a small town or community donates a recipe to share. So from the ladies of Perry, Kansas to you, here’s a delicious recipe for corn fritters.

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INGREDIENTS (Yield 1 dozen fritters)

  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp oil
  • 8 oz canned whole kernel corn, drained

Put flour in medium mixing bowl,

then add pepper,

baking powder,

and salt.

Mix well. Then pour in milk,

crack open the egg,

and pour in the oil.

Mix until batter is smooth. Add corn and blend into batter.

Heat 3 inches of oil in a large pot to 375F. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls into oil.

Fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Turn midway through.

Remove from oil, and drain on paper towels.

This morning, I had a small plate of these with maple syrup. Mmmmmm……

Later today, we’re supposed to get 8 inches of new snow, so I figured a deserved a tummy filling breakfast.


——–> UP NEXT: A snowy evening on the prairie.

——–>  LATER THIS WEEK:   Another old timey recipe: Johnny Cakes.

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