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Filed under: Appetizers and Sides

Corn Fritter with Chipotle Crème Fraîche

Active time: 15 minutes


Corn Fritters

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon red chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen sweet corn (equivalent of 3 ears of corn)
  • 1/4 cup diced green chiles, freshly roasted or canned
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Grapeseed oil or canola oil for cooking

Chipotle crème fraîche

  • 1 8-ounce container crème fraîche
  • 3 tablespoons cream or milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 teaspoon pureed chipotle peppers
  • Zest of one orange


  1. Sift together flour, red chile powder, salt, cumin, and baking powder.
  2. Create a “well” in the center of the dry ingredients, then add egg, milk and lime juice. Mix well.
  3. Fold in corn, green chiles, and cilantro. Stir until just combined.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add enough grapeseed oil or canola oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
  5. Drop 2 tablespoons of batter onto the pan for each fritter.
  6. Cook about 3 minutes per side until golden brown and crisp.
  7. Repeat until all the batter is gone, adding more oil as needed.
  8. Drain on paper towels and serve with Chipotle Crème Fraîche.

chipotle crème fraîche

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Add more chipotle puree to taste.
  3. Chill until needed.
Serves 8

Per serving: calories 180, fat 11 g, protein 5 g, carbohydrates 19 g, dietary fiber 1 g

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