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Wow, I had exactly the same thought when I ate there: good fritters, and nothing else worth the cash. :) Thanks for the recipe...I plan to make it soon. Love your site!
This is the first tme I visit your blog.
I'm really impressed in yours, your blog is so helpful and awesome.
Michael, I think the correct spelling is "Sriracha" chili sauce (http://www.huyfong.com/no_frames/sriracha.htm). At least that's the one I usually use.
re: Spelling error
Thanks, I've made the correction.
If u cd add chopped shallots, celery leaves and a dash of white pepper to the corn mixture, it wd be tastier. hv lived in Indonesia, and cooked this very often.
the recipe is for a basic american country style corn fritter,minus the pepper, and deep fried but with a different sauce. Americans use maple syrup, or honey, or common sweet syrup and butter. Glad to see another indigenous american thing went overseas. Sorry to see that another indigenous amercian thing lost credit for being what it is. Interesting asian sauce.
is there any way to make these non fat?? you see, im belemic, but i still dont like eating fatty foods. any suggestions?
I do believe there were scallions as well
I love the indonesian corn fritters. They are my favorite dish when I go to E&Os. However, I have yet to figure out how to make the chili soy sauce.
I have played with a few ingredients (soy sauce, brown/white sugar, grated ginger, sambal olek, and sriracha) However, the sauce just isn't the same.
I find that my sauce is much saltier than the E&O sauce. Any suggestions?
By the way, I'm an engineer and I love the site.
I love the pictures to show exactly what the steps look like.
I am not an engineer, but my husband is. He'll appreciate this blog, too.
I followed every inch of the directions to a T. Yet when I add the corn the mixture fails and it ends up a soupy mess. What am I doing wrong with these?
Are you adding the corn to the mixture or folding the egg white mixture into the corn? The egg whites should be folded in.
at first i added the corn to the beaten egg whites. second batch i folded them in... no luck on either....
What is spicy soy sauce? Is this someting you mix up or purchase at the market? -- Thanks, nice site.
Someone out there probably makes a spicy soy sauce, but in this case, I fashioned my own with Sriracha chili sauce, soy sauce, and a little sugar. I have no idea what E&O Trading Company uses for their dipping sauce - it tasted like soy sauce with a little kick to me.
I seem to remember many restaurants and fairground vendors sprinkling powdered sugar on corn fritters. Does anyone else remember this or was this a limited regional thing?
Jane (guest) said...
"the recipe is for a basic american country style corn fritter,minus the pepper, and deep fried but with a different sauce. Americans use maple syrup, or honey, or common sweet syrup and butter. Glad to see another indigenous american thing went overseas. Sorry to see that another indigenous amercian thing lost credit for being what it is."
I assume by "american" you mean the USA.
Corn in dough originated in South America, naturally, and variations of the corn-dumpling recipe appeared as soon as corn did, all over the world. Sauces and additions vary, but there was no "american credit" for this recipe to "lose".
Love the blog, love the photos, thanks so much!
I LOVE the flavor of Sriracha hot chili sauce, and would eat it by the spoonful if it wasn't so darned HOT (I know...I'm a wimp).
Thanks for the idea for the fritter dipping sauce. Any other sauce/dip ideas that bring out the flavor of Sriracha without burning my tongue off? If anyone can do it, it'll be an engineer...
I don't think the fritters will fall apart if the oil is heated (350-375) for this delicate recipe). Try canola/veggie oil as it won't burn in high temperatures).
I've substitured cornstarch and it worked fine also and eliminated the other egg yolk to make it lighter.
As for cooking this without the oil (miss belemic), just settle for the good ole grilled corn on the cob.
Is the the corn that you're cutting off of the cob already cooked? Or is that raw corn that gets cooked in the frying process?
It's raw corn getting cut from the cob. The corn cooks as it is pan fried.
not that it should matter. it's not like raw corn is going to make you sick.
Had to do a wiki to figure out that sriracha is the same as the "Rooster Sauce" you have on the table at a lot of Vietnamese and Thai restaurants.
It's the best! I'm addicted to it, so easy to mix in with your scambled eggs, soups, spagetti, anything you want some heat in.
For the "wimp" for whom it was too hot, I bet you could soften it's bite with some ketchup and/or roasted red pepper mashed up.
I know that this recipe has been posted for a while but i just wanted to comment because I've made this recipe twice now and I'm very impressed, it is the best corn fritter recipe I've ever come across. I love the way it uses fresh rather than processed corn.
I have a long drive to any place that stocks Sriracha sauce. I recently discovered that you can get it through amazon.com.
What I mean is that when the fritters were frying in the pan some of the burning hot corn kernels popped and flew into the air. So there were flying corn kernels and spattering oil too. I had to cook "defensively" with a splatter guard! It was rather challenging.
In the end, I had a great dish to put on the table and my family loved the fritters, but this kind of cooking certainly isn't for amateurs! Do you have any suggestions as to how to avoid this splattering problem?
By the way, I didn't whisk the egg whites into peaks. I just used whole eggs plus egg whites and mixed them in. And I used raw corn and cooked shrimp too. ohterwise, I followed your recipe.
Thanks for any suggestions you or anyone else might make.
Wow, I'm suprised the corn kernels popped while cooking. You might try again with lower heat...
I worked with several Indonesian chefs once and they made these about once a week as an after-work snack. Some other things they added that made them even more delicious were:
* finely shredded carrots and zucchini
* chopped onion
* chopped shrimp
* lump crabmeat
They also served them with Chinese "ketsup" which is actually a very dark, very thick, sweet soy sauce. You can find it in most Asian groceries or markets. Man, I'm going to go heat up my fryer for these right now.
Thanks. You're right. Using a lower temperature when frying the fritters (medium high instead or a higher temperature) cut down a LOT on the popping. I still felt safer using a splatter guard because of my previous experience. Thanks for the tip.
Michael (or anyone with the answer), About how many ears of corn would I need for this?
Also, I tend to use Dale's Sauce
in place of soy sauce, so I dont have any on hand. I would appreshate any alternative dipping sauces anyone could suggest, please.
I just made the corn fritters from the recipe. I followed the direction to a "T". They were great!!! The final batter did not look exactly like the picture. Mine looked white with corn kernels. It came out ok anyway.
These came out great! I added some jalapenos for some extra kick. Also, I found if you use canned corn, increasing the flour to 1/4 cup helps a lot.
i have been told, white vinegar can also be used to cut the heat. add a little at time and mix it well. something about the chemicals of vinegar inhibits the "hot" spices of the chili sauce or something.
Hi, i'm from indonesia. In many families basicly "dadar jagung" or corn fritters or Fried Mashed Corn batter recipe made by grated corn or mashed it using cobek
or you could use food processor , add some chopped chili(thai pepper), after you mashed it you can add chopped shrimp, flour, chopped shallot, pea(optional, my mom add it to make the colour more interesting), salt and white pepper.
(that's why i found your recipe kinda unusual)
i like to eat mine with ketchup or ranch dressing.
Firstly, thanks for this variation of corn fritters :)
It seems there are several variation of this recipe - the version I know (my family is also from Indonesia) also uses whole corn kernels but the batter is made from flour, salt/pepper/chilli, turmeric and garlic (i.e. without eggs).
Secondly: Your blog as a whole is great - thanks for presenting all those recipes and tips on your website!
I was 1/2 cup shy on the corn, so I substituted onions, and it worked great. Nice and tasty.
Also, whipping egg whites by hand is frakkin' hard.
I have eaten these corn fritters at E&O Trading Co. and loved them and I plan to try making them this weekend. Would you be so kind as to give me the recipe for the dipping sauce? I'm not very good at experimenting. Thanks.
Really good recipe
I added a touch more flour along with a small handful of chopped spring onion and red pepper.
For perhaps a bit of a healthier version, I fried them in a non stick pan with a touch of olive oil - perfect.
FANTASTIC!! My family enjoyed these fritters SO much. I didn't have any chili sauce on hand, so I improvised on her comment, and added a tsp of sugar to soy sauce and then about 1.5 tsp jalapeno juice. . . micro for a few and voila! A++
Thank you, I love this site!! :D
I have not tried these yet, but if you are looking for a sweeter dipping sauce I would recommend adding rice wine vinegar to soy sauce (roughly 2/3 soy sauce and 1/3 vinegar). The rice wine vinegar adds sweetness, and cuts down on the saltiness.
Here in Auckland, the Asian cafes make these with a delicious creamy sauce - simply sour cream with thai sweet chili sauce mixed in.
Here's a spicy dipping sauce recipe I use when I make Shao Mai. Porbably work for the fritters too!
SPICY DIPPING SAUCE:
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons black vinegar, or Chinkiang vinegar
1 teaspoon chile paste
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Hi, Thanks for this recipe. Simple and tasty. Leftovers for breakfast. I read some of the other comments about problems: 1) the second batch gets darker than the first that's because the fat is much hotter, so you need to be aware of this, the corn can "pop" and 2) fritters falling apart: be gentle, drop them in spoonfuls, wait a while for them to set, and then flatten gently with a spatula. I find the use of 2 spatulas helpful when turning the fritters over. My engineer boyfriend hadn't had corn this style before and was won over. :)
Another way to enjoy corn fritters (which my family and I have enjoyed for many years...I am in my early 70s): as a dessert !
We use less corn (canned or fresh-cooked), and serve the fritters as
a dessert with maple syrup, or a syrup of your choice. YUMMY !!!
I haven't tried it, but it seems to be the addition of a fruit (such as
blueberries, raspberries or bananas) would enhance the flavor yet again
for using corn fritters as a dessert. Hope someone tries this and posts
Cooking for Engineers is the best-ever idea for a recipe/cooking site. Most people do not understand when I tell them to 'explain it in numbers or percentages' (math, the universal language). I am soooo glad you have developed this EASY TO UNDERSTAND cooking website! Thank You!
Fun reading all the ideas, comments, problems and variations. Last evening we tried a couple of additional twists:
I used 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs + 1/2 cup flour;
In a non-stick frying pan I used just a little grape seed oil--
and cooked at a low flame setting with almost no splattering.
We had three ears of cooked corn left over from the previous day,
so a few quick cuts plus a few minutes of loosening the kernals gave us the base.
Next time I'll add some of the other suggested ingredients.
i would add Hoisin sauce (or even duck sauce, oddly enough) to the soy sauce you made and ditch the sugar. Hoisin is great on everything.
Diced (1/4") jalapeno to the fritters, and Maple syrup for the sweetener in the sauce.
Thanks for a great recipe!
I made my first batch of corn fritters when I was 8 years old - fresh corn, a bit of corn meal in the flour, sweetened egg whites, fried in lard, served with maple syrup. Never had them any other way till I was 40. I make them a dozen different ways from a dozen different recipes. How can you go wrong in August when the corn is so sweet and fresh? Lately I've been adding some smoked paprika, and serving them topped with avocado slices, hot salsa and sour cream. Heaven. And as long as the oil is hot and the cornmeal and flour are on the counter, why fry up some green tomatoes and eggplant slices? Peel and slice eggplant into 3/4" slices, salt on both sides and stand on edges in a colander. drain in sink for 20 mins. Pat dry, dip in beaten egg, then the same flour/cornmeal mixture. Fry in oil or fat that only comes half way up the slices (very important!). Turn with a slotted spoon. Do the green tomatoes the same, but lightly salt, set on a paper towel for a minute before you egg dip. Don't check your cholesterol! Life is well lived in the kitchen!!
Wow... What an interesting site you have here :D. I'm an engineer and fortunately also an Indonesian who lives in China. (I know what you guys are thinking...).
Just wanted to give a bit opinion on the recipe. Usually we Indonesian made the corn fritters a bit more complicated. Some adds chilli, Or chopped green onions, or chopped prawns, or sometimes even prawn paste (we call it "terasi udang" in Indonesian). And we deep friednit actually.
So do tell me if you make another test by adding some ingredients i proposed above! :D Good luck!
You can use a cast iron griddle for more volume, placed over 2 gas burners or just a large cast iron skillet. This will prevent a lot of splatter and will keep them uniform, making them easier to flip. A properly seasoned pan will be pretty non-stick. Just last night I made Gouda and ham omelette with a pretty new skillet (never used, just received a single seasoning in addition to what came from the factory). It flipped easily and it cleaned up quickly under hot water with just a brass scouring pad.