Clam and Corn Fritters W/ Cilantro Dip
Clam and Corn Fritters W/ Cilantro Dip - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 35 min Yield: 8 Serving
Nutrition Facts: 240 calories 9 grams fat
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 garlic clove, minced
1/8 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 8 ounce can chopped clams, drained (or any other shellfish)
2/3 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
2 green onions, minced
1 Jalapeno, minced
1 large egg, beaten to blend
3/4 cup (about) buttermilk
Vegetable oil (for frying)
For dip: Mix all ingredients in small bowl to blend. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until flavors blend, at least 1 hour or overnight.
For fritters: Whisk flour, salt, baking soda and cayenne pepper in medium bowl to blend. Mix in drained clams, corn, green onions, jalapeno and egg. Stir in 1/2 cup buttermilk. Mix in enough remaining buttermilk to form stiff batter (do not overmix).
Pour enough vegetable oil into heavy large skillet to reach depth of 1 inch. Heat oil to 350°F over medium heat. Working in batches, drop batter by heaping teaspoonfuls into oil. Cook until fritters are golden brown, turning once, about 2 1/2 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to rack to drain. Serve hot, passing cilantro dip separately.
Makes 12 servings.
Note: An asian style dipping sauce is excellent as well. (Tonkatsu sauce)© Jim Catanich
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