Easy Corn, Pumpkin, and Apple Fritters

You deep fry these pumpkin, corn, or apple fritters just as you would French fries. The fritter batter mixes together quickly, so this is a quick dish to put together for those evenings when you just don’t have a lot of time. It’s also very economical.

At some point, we developed a fritter recipe using apples instead of pumpkin. Then we omitted the pumpkin and made corn fritters. All three are very good, and you can mix and match the syrups you drizzle over top.

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Pumpkin Fritter Recipe

Pumpkin fritters have always been one of our favorites. They are wonderful for supper on a chilly fall evening served alongside a soup or a salad. We serve them hot, drizzled with maple syrup. The corn in these fritters complements the pumpkin well.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups grated, raw pumpkin
  • 1 cup frozen or drained canned corn kernels

Directions

  1. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Add the milk and eggs and stir until mixed. Add the pumpkin and corn kernels.
  2. In a deep fryer or heavy pan, heat enough vegetable oil for deep frying. The oil should be very hot, 375 degrees.
  3. Drop three or four large spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Let them cook for three or four minutes, turning once, or until they just start to brown. Remove the pumpkin fritters to dry on paper towels. Serve immediately drizzled with maple syrup.

Easy Corn Fritter Recipe

We’ve made corn fritters for years. Using tempura batter makes them very quick and easy. We like them with the diced green chilies for extra heat, but you can leave them out. Try serving them with syrup or flavored honey.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups oftempura batter mix
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 can corn, well-drained
  • 2 tablespoons diced chilies, well-drained (optional)

Directions

  1. Mix the tempura mix, water, drained corn, and optional chilies together in a large bowl.
  2. In a deep fryer or heavy pan, heat enough oil for deep frying. The oil should be hot, about 365 degrees.
  3. Drop three or four large spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Let them cook for three or four minutes, turning once, or until they just start to brown. Remove the corn fritters to dry on paper towels. Serve immediately, drizzled with syrup or honey.

Apple Fritter Recipe

These apple fritters are another fall classic. They’re made with fresh apples, cinnamon, and a homemade batter. Like the pumpkin fritters, they’re quick, easy, and tasty.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 cups grated apples with skin

Directions

  1. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Add the milk and eggs and stir until mixed. Add the grated apples.
  2. In a deep fryer or heavy pan, heat enough vegetable oil for deep frying. The oil should be very hot, 375 degrees.
  3. Drop three or four large spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Let them cook for three or four minutes, turning once, or until they just start to brown. Remove the apple fritters to dry on paper towels. Serve immediately, drizzled with maple syrup.

(Updated from February 9, 2017)

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