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Corn and Shiitake Fritters
© Quentin Bacon

Corn and Shiitake Fritters

  • TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4 side-dish servings
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

Sweet corn kernels take two different forms in these crispy cakes. Half the corn is pureed into the batter; the other half is sautéed with shiitake and onion to give the fritters crunch.

  1. 3 ears of corn, shucked
  2. 1 large egg
  3. 1/4 cup milk
  4. 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  5. 3 large shiitake mushrooms (2 ounces), stems discarded and caps cut into 1/2-inch dice
  6. 1/4 cup diced sweet onion
  7. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  8. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  10. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  1. Cut the corn kernels from the cobs and transfer half of them to a blender. Using the dull side of a knife, scrape the pulp from the cobs into the blender. Add the egg and milk; puree until smooth.
  2. In a very large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the shiitake and onion and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining corn and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Scrape the mixture onto a plate and freeze just until no longer hot, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Stir in the puree, then fold in the corn kernels, shiitake and onion.
  4. Wipe out the skillet and add the remaining 1/2 cup of oil. When it is hot, add eight level 1/4-cup mounds of batter to the skillet and spread them to a 1/2-inch thickness. Fry over moderately high heat, turning once, until the fritters are golden and crusty, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.
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