Sunday, April 21, 2013

Jalapeno Corn Fritters with Sweet Pepper Pineapple Salsa

 Small, fried, finger food.  Gluten free and delicious too? What's not to love? 
I had a blast visiting Mariel and Mary Anne's blog Feast on the Cheap. They have amazing recipes and fantastic pictures of their recipes.  I chose several to make but decided on the Jalapeno Corn Fritters to showcase this month. 
The recipe called for Old Bay seasoning.  I didn't have this but I have a whole cupboard full of spices so I set out to make my own. I looked online and there were several versions of Old Bay recipes.  I sorta mixed a couple and made my own. It seemed to turn out pretty good. 
 I wasn't sure what the texture the corn mixture was supposed to be.  It wasn't thick enough to make a patty but putting heaping tablespoon into the hot oil worked perfectly.
After my bacon grease accident last month, I quickly decided that my husband would help me make these. After this first batch, I handed him over the batter and he did a great job making them.
These turned out beautiful and were very quick to put together.  The pineapple salsa was such a good addition to the Corn Fritters.  The sweet and the freshness were a perfect match.  I really couldn't stop eating these and ate way too many.
I'm so glad that The Secret Recipe Club introduced me to Feast on the Cheap.  I know I will be back visiting often! 
Jalapeno Corn Fritters with Sweet Pepper Pineapple Relish Recipe
Adapted form Feast on the Cheap
Sweet Pepper Pineapple Salsa
1/4 cup sweet onion, diced
1 20 oz. can pineapple, diced
1 small red pepper, or 1/2 large, diced
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. honey
Combine everything and store in refrigerator until ready to use.
Corn Fritters
1 jalapeno, seeded
2 cans of corn or about 4 cups of frozen corn, divided
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning OR use spice recipe below
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/3 cup flour, I used gluten free
Salt and pepper to taste
Canola oil
In a food processor or blender, combine 2 cups of corn kernels and jalapeno, process until quite smooth, about a minute. 
In a large bowl, whisk together egg and milk until smooth and stir in cornmeal, flour, garlic, Old Bay (or seasoning recipe below), salt and pepper.  Mix in remaining whole corn kernels and pureed corn. 
Pour about 1/2 inch oil in a deep skillet and heat oil until very hot. Using a spoon, scoop corn batter by tablespoons into hot oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides, it only takes about 2 minutes per side tops. Transfer to plate with paper towels on it and serve topped with Sweet Pepper Pineapple Salsa.
Old Bay Seasoning (copycat)
2 tsp. celery salt
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 pinch EACH of dried mustard, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and ginger


  1. Wow, these sound like a great vegetarian meal, or appetizer (though I really eat appetizers as meals)! So nice that it's naturally gluten-free too.

  2. Yummy ... I think I'd gobble up more than my fair share of these!

    I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to be a part of it -

  3. Pineapple salsa and jalapeno corn fritters make a tempting combination. Pass me a plate, please.

  4. Oh, Debbi! These are so my kind of fritters...I love corn, and with jalapeno to give them a kick, these fritters are even more appealing!!!

  5. So glad you enjoyed them! And wow, impressed you made your own Old Bay. I'll have to try that.

  6. Love how you used gluten-free flour! These look terrific! Definitely my kind of eating!

  7. Feast on the Cheap is a great blog, lucky you to get them for an assignment. What a great choice for the reveal. Corn fritters sound so good and the pineapple salsa, the perfect refreshing ingredient for them.

  8. Great snack or side-dish! That salsa sounds so refreshing.

  9. Yum! These sound really tasty Debbi. Bookmarked it to try soon.

  10. Yum, I made something similar for this month's challenge- I think I am just craving that fresh summer corn. I love this pineapple salsa though- looks amazing.

  11. What a delicious looking recipe! I think I could eat the pineapple salsa on its own :)

  12. I love any type of fritters! Yours looks wonderful.

  13. These look delicious. Can't wait for fresh corn and fresh jalapenos. I am excited to get the Old Bay recipe too!

  14. OMG - I would eat a ton of these. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you.

  15. You know what's funny is that I bought Old Bay seasoning just to make Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits and have yet to find another use for it. Good thing I ended up getting my can for free due to a pricing mistake because that stuff is expensive!

    Can't wait to try this when fresh corn is available again. I can almost taste summer, already!

  16. Oh man, do these look super yummy! I love Old Bay (and fritters too!)

  17. Just visiting from Group B and gotta say these look so yummy.

  18. You had me at jalapeno!! Looks delicious!

  19. dude. corn anything is a good idea. these will be fabulous when we can find corn at the farmer's market in a couple of months. The salsa sounds good too - I love anything with lime.

    Happy SRC reveal from a group C member!!

  20. These look amazing! They would be great for a summer party!