Corn, green chiles, and cheddar cheese are tossed in a homemade Modelo Especial beer batter and fried into delicious little fritters.
1 1/2teaspoonbaking powder
2tablespoonscanned green chilesfinely chopped
3cupscornfresh or frozen, thawed
vegetable oilfor frying
Place oil in heavy-bottomed pot, like a Dutch oven, or in a mini fryer and preheat to 350 degrees. It should take about 8 minutes to heat up. Use a candy thermometer to check temperature.
While oil preheats, add flour, baking powder, sugar, onion powder, salt, and cayenne pepper to a large bowl. Whisk together to combine. Add egg and beer and whisk together until smooth.
Add chopped green chiles, cheddar cheese, and corn to wet batter. Fold together.
Once oil is preheated, scoop 1 1/2-tablespoon sized balls with a small cookie scoop and gently place into oil. I could fit in about 5 balls into my fryer at a time. Just make sure you don't over-crowd your pot or else the temperature will drop too much. Fry for about 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove fritters from oil and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
Once fritters have cooled for a minutes or two, drizzle with a little honey, if you'd like to. If not, serve with your favorite ranch dipping sauce. And don't forget to drink with an ice-cold Modelo Especial!