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Crispy Fresh Corn Fritters with Crab and Chipotle Lime Dressing

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Chef John

"Freshly shucked corn stars here, as does the thin, light, crispy batter. You can substitute shrimp or even ceviche for the crab."
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16 m servings 279 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Whisk mayonnaise, chipotle powder, and lime juice together in a mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed for serving.
  2. Whisk egg white, ice water, and salt together in a large mixing bowl until mixture is light and foamy, 1 or 2 minutes. Add cornstarch and flour; whisk together until thoroughly mixed. Batter should resemble a thin pancake batter. Stir in corn.
  3. Heat 1/2 inch vegetable oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) in a seasoned cast iron skillet. Spoon about 2 large spoonfuls of batter into oil for each fritter. Do not crowd, cook in batches, if necessary. Fry until browned and crispy, about 2 minutes per side. Turn fritters carefully to avoid spattering the oil. Drain on paper-towel-lined plate.
  4. Serve topped with fresh Dungeness crab and drizzle with the chipotle dressing. Serve with a wedge of lime.


  • Chef's Notes:
  • You may need to add a little more water if batter seems too thick, or cornstarch/flour if it seems too thin. The batter should be like a thin pancake batter, fairly thin but not watery.
  • Cook these in a seasoned cast iron skillet. These fritters will stick in a regular stainless steel pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 279 calories; 19.2 g fat; 19.8 g carbohydrates; 8.8 g protein; 27 mg cholesterol; 447 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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