Corn and Bacon Fritters
4 slices bacon
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups frozen corn, cooked
2 large eggs
⅔ cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ tsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
oil for frying (canola, vegetable, coconut)
½ cup sour cream
3 small garlic cloves, pressed
2 tsp. fresh dill, chopped
½ tsp. fresh lemon juice
sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Corn and Bacon Fritters: In a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy and browned. Drain and cool on paper towels.
In the same skillet, cook the chopped onion in 1 Tablespoon of the reserved bacon fat until translucent and lightly golden; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Mix in flour, cheese, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Crumble the bacon and add to the batter, along with cooked onion and corn. Mix the batter until everything is evenly incorporated.
Start off with heating 2 Tablespoons of oil (you will need to add more as you go) in a medium non-skillet. Add 3-4 corn fritters to the hot skillet using ¼ cup measuring cup. Cook the fritters for 3 minutes on each side. Remove on paper towel to cool.
Repeat the process with the rest of the batter. Yields about 15 fritters.
Garlic-Dill Crema: Mix sour cream, garlic, fresh dill and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve fritters hot or cold alongside the cream.
bacon recipe source: Katya, Little Broken, August 17, 2014