Mardi Gras Cornbread Fritters

Mardi Gras Cornbread Fritters

Mardi Gras Cornbread Fritters

These are so good!  They go great with just about any Cajun dinner.

Mardi Gras Cornbread Fritters
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Cajun
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups plus 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
Instructions
  1. For the fritters start by shredding one cup of cheddar cheese, and seeding and dicing one jalapeno. In a large and deep sauce pan heat the 1 ½ cups oil on a medium high heat.
  2. In a medium size bowl mix all the dry ingredients together. In a small bowl whisk the egg and 2 Tablespoons of oil together. Pour in to the dry ingredients, followed by the milk, mix until most clumps are gone. Mix in the jalapeno and cheddar cheese.
  3. Take whatever you are using to scoop your mix out, and dollop about 2 Tablespoons out into the hot oil. Fit as many as you can in the oil at once. Take a large plate and lay paper towels out so that as you are making your fritters you can place on towel to soak as much extra oil out as possible.
  4. Cook on one side until golden brown, then flip, until golden brown all over.Drain on paper towel.

 


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