Perfect Corn Fritters

Ever since our heavenly dinner at Menton I was craving macarons, so I did some googling and found out that Aroa, a chocolatier that I pass on my way home from work, had really good ones.  After a horrendous dentist appointment Tuesday morning, a really bad start to the day, I decided to pick up a treat to eat while watching Lost, and I ordered 4 salted caramel macarons and 4 chocolate macarons to share with the hubs. I arranged them in my nana’s crystal cracker dish when I got home, and they fit PERFECTLY.

 

macarons in my nana's cracker dish

After icing my poor knees for awhile, I got started making shrimp and corn fritters, a recipe from Secrets of a Skinny Chef that I have been eyeing for quite awhile. Once again, Jennifer Iserloh’s recipe did not disappoint!

I started out by cleaning and deveining a bunch of shrimp, then chopping them roughly and setting them aside.

 

medium shrimp

I didn’t have fresh corn, but the next best thing is Trader Joe’s frozen roasted corn, also known as an amazing addition to any dish. I absolutely love this stuff and try to keep a bag on hand at all times. Its great in a black bean and corn salsa.

roasted corn

I was surprised at how easy this recipe was. I unfortunately can not share the recipe, but if you have a copy of Secrets of a Skinny Chef, it is in there! It may also be on the book’s website where you can find lots of great recipes.

The flavors of smoky roasted corn, sweet shrimp, and the spicy curry powder I used all went really well together. Since these are cooked quickly in a tiny bit of olive oil, then put into the oven at high heat, they have a nice fried food tastiness and satisfaction, but they aren’t  really your typical fried food. I was pretty proud that I made something with a batter that didn’t fall apart!

 

shrimp and corn fritters

I served these fritters with roasted potatoes for my pre-marathon carb loading and some salad to fit in a serving of greens. It was a perfectly filling, balanced, and most importantly, delicious meal!

corn and shrimp fritters

 

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Tags: corn, Food, fritters, healthy, recipe, Secrets of a Skinny Chef, shrimp

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet’s avatar

    I have never had a corn fritter! I would like to try making them sometime – they look delicious!

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  2. brandi’s avatar

    mmm…macarons :) They look delicious! I finally tried them a few months ago and fell in love.

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  3. Ann’s avatar

    macaroons.. that tempts methe most! love the pic, Im yet to try this!

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  4. Abby’s avatar

    I made zucchini fritters for my husband once, and he hated them… I think I’d have better luck with corn fritters! I should try these!!!

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  5. gastronomy gal’s avatar

    Wow- the fritter batter does look really together!

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  6. Terri’s avatar

    Bella would like to know where her “shimp” are! You have to cook for her the next time you are in town!!

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    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      I would love to cook for her!

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    2. bunkycooks’s avatar

      It has been a long time since I made corn fritters! I bet they are really tasty with the shrimp.

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    3. Elin’s avatar

      Awww…I love this shrimp corn fritters…a delicious finger food that will fill my gastro greed :))) Thanks for sharing :)

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    4. Nicole’s avatar

      Oh since I have that recipe from that cookbook I will have to try these, they look so good!

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    5. The Red Menace’s avatar

      Love corn fritters! We make arepas, which are probably not nearly as healthy but are so, so delicious!

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    6. Megan’s avatar

      Those macarons looks AMAZING!

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