The Fritter Frak Up

Y’all, tonight I fought the good fight in the kitchen and lost. Well, I won if you consider the deliciousness of the food. But, I lost if you consider me coming out unscathed as the determining factor. It’s been a long time since I’ve made such a rookie error.

Tonight, I made corn fritters to go along with the more healthy choices on our plate (baked salmon fillets, yum). Corn fritters only hit the menu once in a blue moon because, frankly, despite the inherent yumminess (and I must say, mine are incredible), these just aren’t that good for you. I had the batter all ready and was just waiting on the oil to heat up to the proper temperature. I got a little distracted with my other food preparation (any way I can blame it on the kids, pretty please) and I waited too long. If I had put the first of the fritters in the oil at the right time, their introduction would have kept the oil from continuing to rise in temperature. As it was, the oil was about 15 degrees too hot when the first fritters went in, As they started to cook, the oil started to pop. A big glob came out of the pot and spattered my hands. Luckily, with my distance from the pot, it was more of a polka dotting that a coating with oil.

I ended up with small burns near/on the webbing between middle and ring finger & between my ring and pinkie finger on my left hand. I also have a small burn that blistered on the middle section of the left ring finger and another small but fairly painful burn right above the edge of my wedding ring. I actually opted to take the ring off and am wearing it on my pinkie finger because I was concerned that any possible swelling or blistering (however minor) would be exacerbated by the ring. On my right hand, I have a quarter sized burn on the webbing between my thumb and index finger. As yet, it hasn’t blistered but it hurts like hell. I also have a a narrow blister about a half an inch long (think the shape of a paint splatter) about an inch below my middle finger on my right hand.

I really don’t want to repeat this experience any time soon but, I do think the corn fritters were worth the sacrifice..simply delish. Here’s my recipe. You be the judge.

fritters lg Corn Fritters


  • Oil for frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp minced onions (I use the dried ones. I’m looking for the flavor they add, not the texture real onions add.)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 lg egg
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 12 oz bag of frozen corn FULLY THAWED


  • Mix all ingredients together. I do this first to avoid the exact mistake I made tonight…over heating the oil.
  • Heat oil to 365 degrees F. If you aren’t using a deep fryer, be sure to use a deep pan.
  • Drop batter by the spoonful into the oil. I use two long handled ice tea spoons…one to scoop the batter and one to use to push the batter off the other spoon and into the oil. Cook until a nice golden brown. Remove from oil and drain in a sieve lined with paper towels.



11 Responses to The Fritter Frak Up
  1. Shelly
    January 6, 2013 | 8:32 am

    Wow, I hate that you burned yourself but your corn fritters look and sound really good! Thank you for sharing your recipe.
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  2. Mrs. Gamgee
    January 6, 2013 | 9:01 am

    Those corn fritters look great!

    I’m sorry that you got burned. I swear those little burns almost hurt more than bigger burns. I got some a while back when I did the same thing while making some Bang Bang chicken. I was letting the oil heat up as I worked on other parts of dinner, and the oil got too hot. I ended up burning my hands and ruining the first batch of chicken I put in (burnt on the outside, raw on the inside).

    Hope the burns heal up quick!

  3. Battynurse
    January 6, 2013 | 12:22 pm

    Ouch! I did a sort of similar mistake the other night, I was roasting a turkey breast and reached into the oven with hot pad to lift the foil and burned the heck out of my middle finger. Hope yours heals soon.

  4. Jenny Ford
    January 7, 2013 | 10:50 am

    mmmmm…corn fritters. I should’ve eaten before I stopped by!
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  5. Tammy and Parker
    January 7, 2013 | 6:45 pm

    To heck with the price a girl has to pay to be beautiful, it’s downright dangerous what you have to pay to be a foodie! ;D

  6. Gina @ Special Happens
    January 8, 2013 | 10:28 pm

    They look yummy!
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  7. Meagan @MommyTravels
    January 9, 2013 | 3:16 pm

    I was just thinking of trying to make some fritters. I’ve never tried. Your’s look awesome.
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  8. Barb
    January 9, 2013 | 6:23 pm

    They sound wonderful but I am so sorry about your hands. That sucks!
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  9. Dad
    January 9, 2013 | 11:04 pm

    Don’t you remember “popcorn” at
    Ramstein AB, Germany oh so longh ago?

  10. Jenn
    January 10, 2013 | 10:12 am

    They sound divine!! I have a scar from a lava bomb from CANNED spaghetti sauce, at least your battle wounds were worth it!

  11. Jodi - Family Travel Magazine
    January 10, 2013 | 7:36 pm

    They sounds and look delicious, but ouch!!
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