Southern Shrimp and Corn Fritters combine two of my favorite foods, shrimp and summer fresh corn, to make a quick and easy entree that your family will love! The fritters are crispy, they are light, and they are delicious!
But wait, what if I told you there was a way to make this delicious dish even more delicious? I know, I sound like one of those TV commercials that promise you an amazing product for just three easy payments of $29.99 plus shipping and handling!
But no kidding, this really is a great deal! Southern Shrimp and Corn Fritters is delicious in its own right and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner for the family. But if you want to elevate it to the next level and have a company worthy dish, check out my “bonus” recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. It’s quick and easy to make as well and you won’t believe how flavorful this fresh sauce is, and how it enhances the flavor of the Shrimp and Corn Fritters.
But wait, there’s more… what if I told you there was an easy way to cook fresh corn on the cob without the tedious process of shucking and getting rid of that pesky corn silk in only four minutes? Well, there is! Simply, rinse the corn off, place it in the microwave unshucked and for two ears of corn, microwave it for four minutes.
Then let it cool for a few minutes, cut the bottom of the corn off.
Next, squeeze the top of the husk and the corn will pop out, cooked and completely silk free. It’s a miracle!
My husband and I first had Shrimp and Corn Beignets at one of our favorite restaurants and I have been trying to come up with a similar recipe ever since. My first few attempts were disasters and didn’t even faintly resemble the light and tasty dish we enjoyed so much. But I have to say, this recipe, while still a little different comes pretty close and is delicious in its own right. So whether you make just the Shrimp and Corn Fritters, or add the scrumptious Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, it’s still a great deal!
The ingredients for Southern Shrimp and Corn Fritters includes fresh gulf shrimp, fresh corn, olive oil, scallions, parsley flakes, panko bread crumbs, eggs, kosher salt, and pepper. The ingredients for Roasted Red Pepper Sauce include a jar of roasted red peppers, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and kosher salt.
To make Southern Shrimp and Corn Fritters, combine the corn, shrimp, green onions, parsley, 1 tsp of olive oil, kosher salt and black pepper, eggs and 1 cup of the panko crumbs in a medium size bowl and mix well. The easiest way to do this is to use your hands. Use a light touch and make sure everything is thoroughly combined.
Divide the mixture up and use your hands to gently shape the mixture into 6 patties. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
When the patties are chilled gently dredge them in the remaining panko.
Add the remaining olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the patties. Depending on the size of your pan, you may have to cook them in batches. Cook the patties for 3 minutes.
Use a pancake turner and carefully flip them over and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Drain on a paper towel.
Serve while still warm and optional, top with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.
To make the Roasted Red Pepper Sauce combine the drained roasted red peppers, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and salt in a blender and process until smooth.
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce