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Chef up to the Summer Plate/Corn Fritters

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Corn Fritters can be high in fat or loaded with fillers. These fritters are flavorful, easy to make and without a lot of unnecessary ingredients. They take only about 15 minutes to prepare from farm to fork.

3 ears of corn, kernels removed (or use frozen, about 1.5 cups) divided

1/8 cup all purpose flour

1/2 T cornstarch

pinch cayenne pepper

freshly ground black pepper to taste

1/8 cup minced chives or green part of scallions

1 T Parmigiano Reggiano

1 large egg

cooking spray

  1. Finely chop 1/2 the corn kernels, preferably in a food processor till they resemble mush. Set aside
  2. Spray a small skillet with cooking spray. Saute the remaining whole kernels over medium heat until they appear roasted, about 3-4 minutes. Set aside in a medium-large bowl.
  3. Spray skillet again, add processed kernels and saute over medium heat until the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add to whole kernels.
  4. Add remaining ingredients (except cooking spray) and combine well .
  5. Clean any remaining bits from saute pan and spray again with cooking spray.
  6. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto medium-hot pan and “fry” for about 3 minutes on one side, flip and fry for another 2 minutes. Fritters should be golden brown on both sides.

This recipe makes about 9 fritters, each about 2″ in diameter. Season lightly with salt if desired.  3 fritters are 1 point on Weight Watchers Freestyle.

Recipe can easily be multiplied.

Enjoy!

Author: ssleedsrd1843

Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian who loves to cook and to eat! Her love of both naturally led to a career in nutrition. After years practicing clinical nutrition, Sari now focuses on Nutrition Education. Sari’s limits her private practice to the counseling of adults specializing in medical nutrition therapy. With “moderation” as her mantra, Sari knows that no matter what the condition, eating needs to be pleasurable. Her blog, www.chefuptotheplate.wordpress.com, is a forum reflecting that mantra with healthful and delicious foods as well as tips for a healthy lifestyle. All content of www.chefuptotheplate.wordpress.com is the intellectual property of Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RDN, CDN

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