Salsa corn fritters

Salsa Corn Fritters


    Salsa corn fritters

    Salsa Corn Fritters

    Adding fresh salsa to fresh corn fritters adds an easy jolt of flavor!
    Course Appetizer
    Cuisine American
    Servings 8 Fritters


    for the fritters:

    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 cups fresh corn kernels with any juices you can scrape off the cob
    • 1 cup drained Sam’s Fresh Salsa I used medium
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 2 eggs

    for the garnish:

    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 1/4 cup diced green onion


    • Line a platter with paper towels. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, pinch salt together. Add in the corn and salsa and stir until well coated.
    • Add the milk and eggs and mix until a thick batter forms.
    • Heat about 1/2 inch oil in the bottom of a pan. Ladle in 1/4 cups of batter into the hot oil. Cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
    • Drain on paper towel lined plates. Serve hot, with garnishes as desired.
    Keyword side dish, snacks

    Weather has been freakishly (and ominously) warm here which means I keep being able to get summer and autumn produce way after I think I’ve bought it for the “last time” of the year. Our local farm store still has a ton of fresh corn! It’s a little smaller than it was in August and September so I used about 4 ears to make 2 cups (normally I can get almost a cup an ear) but it was still very sweet and tasty. Why not take advantage? 

    My fridge has been full of salsa from Sam’s Fresh Salsa because I wanted to enter their blogger recipe contest but I’ve been really torn about what to make. I made rice, I made meatloaf and a dip and while they were all very tasty, they weren’t very exciting. Then I had the idea to swap out 1/3 of the corn in my usual fritter with fresh salsa. The salsa is cut up in easily scooped pieces that are about the same size as a corn kernel so I thought it was worth a try. 


    I loved the results! The fritters had a really fresh, flavor—a little summery—and I even think the salsa helped them rise. They were so fluffy! I’ve never had a corn fritter this light before. We ended up having them for breakfast (the perils of recipe development) but they would be a perfect appetizer for a larger meal and that’s what I’m planning on doing with the leftovers. They are substantial enough to be satisfying but would complement any full meal or entree. 


    You can purchase Sam’s Fresh Salsa at ShopRite, Acme, and Safeway. If they are not in your local store, ask them to carry Sam’s Fresh Salsa products! Check them out on Facebook and Instagram

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