Corn Fritters with Roasted Red Pepper Feta Sauce

This weather is confusing my body! It thinks its summer and all it wants are smoothies, fruit, and corn on the cob! This is most disappointing since none of these things are in season yet (well smoothies are always in season) so I am doing my best to improvise.

I made this recipe a couple of summers back when I was staying with my parents. They have this great pool that demands constant pool parties and this was a hit from those summer parties. I know this recipe is impressive because I go through such mass volumes of recipes that I can hardly remember what I made last week let alone years ago! The fact that this recipe still pops in my mind is a sure sign that it’s worth making again!

It turned out just as I remembered; the patties were inviting with their fluffy texture and an intense kick from the cilantro. The sauce is salty from the feta with a great vibrant kick from the red pepper [it also makes loads so I’ve been using the leftover sauce on veggie sandwiches]. The two really work perfect together so I insist on making them together!

Corn Fritters with Roasted Red Pepper Feta Sauce

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 roasted red pepper, chopped
  • `salt/pepper

Fritters:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups of corn (canned or frozen)
  • 4 scallion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • canola or vegetable oil, for frying

First let’s make the sauce. In a blender, add the feta, sour cream, water, lime juice, and garlic. Puree until smoother. While blender is running, slowly add in the olive oil. Add the basil, oregano, and bell pepper. Puree until smooth and season with salt and pepper. Stick in the fridge until the fritters are ready.


For the fritters: In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, coriander, and cumin. Next, add in the egg, lime juice, and water. Use a spatula to mix until smooth. Finally, fold in the corn, scallions, and cilantro.

Heat a thin layer of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Use a heaping tablespoon to determine the size of the patties and cook them for about 3 minutes on each side or until browned (how fast they cook will completely be determined by how hot the oil is so keep an eye on them!).

Serve warm with the yummy yummy sauce!

We enjoyed them on the porch as a perfect evening snack!

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  • Big Hungry Gnomes
    March 27, 2012

    Wow these corn fritters sound delicious. I’d love to try them along side you roasted red pepper and feta sauce, together with some nice hummus.

  • Kylie
    April 2, 2012

    Lately corn has been sounding so good and these fritters look like just what I want! I can’t wait to try them out: )

  • portlandcowgills
    April 11, 2012

    I’m confused, your recipe lists 1/4 cup of baking soda which sounds like a crazy amount but your directions mention baking powder but no soda. Which is it and how much?

    • shellywest
      portlandcowgills
      April 13, 2012

      I fixed it. It is 1/4 TEASPOON baking POWDER! Thanks for catching that.

  • emmycooks
    April 30, 2012

    I love corn fritters and this sauce sounds like it will make then even better–come on sunshine!

  • Foodie Joanie
    May 3, 2012

    what a lovely recipe!

  • homeflair
    May 15, 2012

    These look so delicious 🙂 Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog!

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