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Corn fritters!

A few days ago lj-user worrying (the lj-user tag doesn't want to work properly for me, sorry!) posted these: http://community.livejournal.com/picturing_food/2587255.html, delicious-looking photos of corn fritters she made. The recipe she used can be found here: http://grabyourfork.blogspot.com/2005/05/eomeote-7-bills-corn-fritters.html. Turns out, it was very easy to veganize! Here are the yummy results:



The recipe stays more or less the same in the vegan version, with just a few minor changes. Instead of eggs, I added extra baking powder, some melted margarine, extra soymilk, and a bit of turmeric for a nice yellow color. Instead of milk, I just used soymilk. I left out the capsicum (bell pepper) because, well, I didn't have any!
You will need:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. paprika
freshly ground black pepper
sprinkle of turmeric, if desired, for color
3/4 to 1 cup of soymilk - start with 3/4 and add as needed to make a workable batter that is still sticky and holds together after all the ingredients are added
2 tbsp. melted margarine
2 cups corn, off the cob (I used thawed frozen)
1/2 cup green onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
dash of hot sauce
oil for pan-frying

Mix the dry ingredients together. Then add the wet ingredients. If the batter seems too thick, add more soymilk until the batter is about the consistency of pancake batter. Heat a small amount of oil in a non-stick skillet. When the pan is hot, drop scoops of batter onto the pan. I used a big serving spoon for this job - so each fritter was about 3 tablespoons of batter. Cook the fritters until bubbly around the edges and the bottoms are browned (just like making pancakes), then flip and repeat for the other side. Remove from pan and transfer to a paper towel to drain excess oil. Add a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and fresh chopped green onions and parsley as a garnish, if desired (I didn't do this, but it would be pretty!). Serve hot.

I ate mine with some vegan mayonaise mixed with paprika, because these fritters reminded me vaguely of Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake-type food with a variety of fillings - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okonomiyaki), which are often eaten with mayonaise.

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