Sriracha Lime Beer Corn Fritters

 Sriracha Lime Beer Corn Fritters. Perfect appetizer in just 15 minutes. 

Sriracha Lime Beer Corn Fritters

It’s been a year.

One year since I packed a moving truck full of my Los Angeles life, threw my bulldog in my car, and headed north. 12 months since I drove the length of Highway 1 through Big Sur, up into Oregon and onto a new life in Seattle.  Four seasons, a comprehensive life change, a second book, several personal tragedies, two magazine award nominations, and one hop harvest season.

Hand over my heart, I can swear to you that I love it. I love Seattle more than I expected, more than I even wanted to. The SoCal girl in me was terrified of the winter, which made it even more shocking that I found it gorgeous and mild. I don’t mind the rain, and it comes much less often than I’d prepared myself for. The beer is fantastic. The produce is world class.

The people are fascinating. They’re recyclers, runners, coffee drinkers, friendly but reluctant to make friends, well traveled homebodies, locavores and craft-everything lovers. It’s a culture I feel comfortable in.

And the beer is even better than I’d hoped and the scene is expanding in a way that I can’t even keep up with.  I’ll never be bored here, I’ll never run out of new breweries to visit or beers to sample. There will always be people to meet, beer to drink, dishes to cook. I’ve made my home here, I’ve found a space, and I can’t wait for more of all of it.

Sriracha Lime Beer Corn Fritters

Sriracha Lime Beer Corn Fritters

Yield: 24 fritters

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ cup corn meal
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup corn kernels (thawed if frozen)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tbs sriracha
  • 1/3 cup pale ale
  • 1 tbs lime juice (about 1 large lime)
  • 2 tbs chopped cilantro
  • Canola oil for frying

Directions

  • In a large bowl add the flour, corn meal, baking powder, brown sugar, salt, and corn kernels, stir until well combined.
  • Make a well in the center, add the sour cream, sriracha, pale ale, lime juice, and cilantro, stir until well combined.
  • Heat about 1 inch of oil in a pan over medium high heat.
  • Add about ½ tablespoon of batter to the oil (a small mellon baller works well), adding 6 to 8 small scoops of batter at a time. Fry until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes.

Notes

If fritters cook too quickly on the outside and the inside is still raw, either the oil is too hot or the fritters are too large. Try to first reduce the heat of the oil, then reduce the size of the fritters to fix the problem.

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Sriracha Lime Beer Corn Fritters

11 thoughts on “Sriracha Lime Beer Corn Fritters

  1. Isn’t this place amazing?! I’m a FL transplant of 7+ years and I’m never looking back. I freaking adore WA. So much character, so much spirit, so much LIFE! Cannot believe it’s been a year that you’re here already, I was really hoping you’d like it. Don’t forget to tell people how much it rains though, we need to keep our traffic congestion down 😉

  2. Yum, I’m having some folks over for beer and games this weekend, and I’m definitely making these! I have to say, I’m a bit jealous of your move to Seattle. I spent some time there a few months ago, and hated to leave.

  3. What could i possibly replace the sour cream with as i’m allergic to dairy, and would love to try this one. Most other recipes substitutions have been easy for non-dairy alternatives, but sour cream in this use, might be a difficult one.

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