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Beer Battered Corn Fritters

Corn, green chiles, and cheddar cheese are tossed in a homemade Modelo Especial beer batter and fried into delicious little fritters.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 48 fritters

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 12-ounce Modelo Especial ®
  • 2 tablespoons canned green chiles finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 cups corn fresh or frozen, thawed
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • honey optional

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

Recipe adapted from the Galley Gourmet