corn fritters


these beauties are ridiculously easy to make.  you HAVE to try them at least once, seriously that's all it takes, then you're addicted.  i love the batter recipe in this one.  i'm trying to think of what else i could throw in the batter besides corn.  any suggestions?
1 & 1/4 cups cornmeal
1 & 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 & 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup shortening, melted
1 can corn, drained
vegetable oil, for frying

- Heat oil to 325 degrees F.
- In medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
- In small bowl, combine milk and eggs.
- Add small bowl mixture to the medium bowl mixture.
- Mix in shortening and corn.
- Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a deep fryer.
- Drop mixture by tablespoons into hot oil. 
- Cook for 2 minutes or until golden.
- Drain on paper towels.

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