Monthly Archives: September 2008

Corn Cilantro Fritters

Sometimes I feel like I spend my days searching for things to get my toddler to eat. I think I am running out of options here, woo. One day its his favorite and the next day do not dare get it near him or else!

About a month back I was at Whole Foods shopping and picked up some “Corn and Cilantro Fritters” for myself. I came home and prepared them and can you believe my little stinker took them and ate them from me? Well, was I not surprised. That was the last thing I would think he would gobble up but hey if he likes it well Momma likes it for him. And its a pretty healthy dish too.

1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
2 cups corn kernels
4 tablespoons fresh cilantro
Oil, for frying

1. In a medium sized bowl; mix together flour, salt, pepper and baking powder. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and add the 2 eggs. Mix together gently with a fork until blended. Place mixture in fridge for about 10 minutes.

 2. Pour oil in a skillet until it is about 3/4 to 1inch high. Heat over medium heat, careful to not get oil to hot, fritters will brown to fast.

3. Mix together corn and cilantro. Remove the batter from the fridge and combine batter with corn. Drop a spoonful of corn mixture into the hot oil. Fry on one side for 2 minutes or until deep brown in color. Flip and fry for 2 more minutes, or until golden. Drain fritters on paper towel.

Serve with sour cream

Yum, now I see you all are noticing that I sure love making fritters. Go ahead and search fritters and see what all pops up. Next, I am going to figure out away to combine this recipe and my Zucchini Fritters, delicious.

Adapted from Bella online with slight modifications, thanks Amy for letting me use the recipe for my son and my bloggers.

My Recipes Showcased

I was lucky enough to have my recipes showcased on the wonderful Indian blog Yummy Food, you all should stop by her blog and try some of her recipes out.

Its always such an honor in the blogging world to be asked to showcase, so thank you!

I am still with you all but I am just a bit busy with Ramadan going on. Plus, you know the sad situation about my camera.

Rose Art Hummus

One beautiful thing about the Middle Eastern culture is not only the way the food taste but the way you decorate it. You are a true cook when you care about the way others see it. You will find this art all over the Middle East. Last year for Iftar I was served a lovely rice pudding by a Persian friend that had a tree stenciled across the top with cinnamon, it was amazing. Here you will see that I have just tried to pretty up some hummus. This is a nice starter for your table anytime!

olive oil
1 medium size red tomato
1 small green pepper, sliced

1. In a medium sized serving platter place your hummus in a decorative style, making fork marks around the side add paprika into the grooves. Drizzle oil over certain areas.

2. Starting at the top of the tomato cut the peel or skin part only with a sharp utility knife 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch wide in a continuous unbroken strip like peeling an apple. Roll the tomato skin up as tightly as possible with the shiny side out. Turn the tomato rose upside down, adjust the roll if necessary to resemble a flower and set in the middle of the hummus.

3. Around the sides of the rose place strips of green pepper upside down.

Yields: 8 servings