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Southwest Skillet Corn Fritters {with Avocado Ranch Dip}

Southwest Corn & Jalepno Fritters from Lemony Thyme

College Football Season is upon us.  In fact, for our team it’s GAME DAY!! Since we’re a foodie family, Game Day is one more reason to create new dishes.  Our inspiration comes from our opponents.  Yes, we like to envision our rivals as a meal.  For example if we’re playing the Arkansas Razorbacks….we might have a meal of Braised Pork.  I’ve been warned that talking College Football is akin to discussing religion and politics.  So instead we’ll focus on these Southwest Skillet Corn Fritters {with Avocado Ranch Dip}.  We devoured them.

I’ll leave you with these pictures and a recipe.  I’ve got a game to watch ;)

Southwest Skillet Corn Fritters {with Avocado Ranch Dip}

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Servings 4


For fritters…

  • 2 ears of fresh corn steamed, kernels removed
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1-2 jalapeno finely diced
  • 1 Tbl. butter
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 Tbl. fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup corn meal
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • pinch cayenne & salt
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbl sugar
  • oil for pan frying

For avocado ranch dip…

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • dash cayenne & salt


For fritters…

  • In a skillet, sauté corn kernels, onion and jalapenos over medium heat until onion is tender. Season will salt & pepper and cilantro.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Add in corn mixture and stir to combine. Line a shallow baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon out fritter sized portions of corn mixture onto baking sheet. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Heat 1-inch of oil in skillet, pan fry fritters in small batches, turning over when golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.

For avocado ranch dip…

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until well combined.
Southwest Corn & Jalepno Fritters Ingredients
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