Corn Fritters

Whip up yourself some country vittles that are delicious--corn fritters. Veggies don't always have to be boiled or pan fried. This is a unique twist to the traditional apple fritter. By adding a little pepper and cheese you can use vegetables instead of fruit and it makes a nice side dish. Treat your family to some down home cooking. For 6-8 servings of Corn Fritters you'll need:

6 ea.                   ears of corn
1/4 cup                 all purpose flour
2 TB                    sugar
1/2 tsp                 salt
1/8 tsp                 black pepper
1 ea.                   beaten egg
2 TB                    shredded monterey jack cheese
1 tsp                   cajun spice (if you like it zesty)

Place the corn cobs in a mixture of half water and half milk and boil until tender, about 10 minutes. When you cook it in milk it does two things to the corn--it makes it more flavorful and keeps the corn a little crisper. Remove the corn from liquid and cool. Cut the corn off the cob. Mix the dry ingredients; add the egg and cheese and corn. Heat the oil in the deep fryer to 350 degrees. Drop spoonfuls of batter into the oil and cook until golden brown. Place on paper towel to remove excess oil and serve.

For fruit fritters, use diced peaches or apples and do not use pepper or cheese. When golden brown sprinkle with a little powdered sugar. And as always, a creative cook is a good cook.