I asked my 19 year old niece for dinner suggestions for the 6 weeks she is staying with me. One suggestion she had was Corn Fritters. When I was a child, Saltsman’s, a family style restaurant my family and grandparents enjoyed, served corn fritters with maple syrup as one of the courses. I think that we drove 1.5 hours to get to that restaurant. Sometimes my grandma and I would make corn fritters at home. When my niece and nephews were younger, I made corn fritters with maple syrup for them. My niece remembered them and requested it for dinner. They were delicious and I was very happy to enjoy them for dinner with her.
Salad – Assorted lettuce, red bell pepper, daikon (Japanese radish), ranch dressing
Corn Fritters – see recipe below
Battered Apple Rings – served with cinnamon sugar instead of powdered sugar
2 cups of frozen corn
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tsp melted butter
1/2 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
Mix corn, salt, pepper, well beaten egg, melted butter, milk, flour, and baking powder. Drop batter by tablespoons into hot vegetable oil (360 to 370). Fry two to three minutes, until golden brown. Drain onto paper towels.
My critique of the meal: I would not change anything about the salad unless guests preferred a different dressing choice. I definitely would not change the corn fritters with maple syrup. Maybe if I was trying to be healthier, I would not serve the fried apple rings on the same day as the corn fritters but it was convenient since the oil was hot. The apple rings would be wonderful with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.