Well, it's official. Andrew and I are moving to our new place - soon! Our move in date has changed from December to November to mid October which seems to be the official date. This is all very exciting minus the stress that comes with moving. Packing, organizing, cleaning and everything else can be a lot.
One of the first thoughts that crept into my mind was "Ugh, I need to eat all the random food in my fridge and freezer." You know what I'm talking about; the frozen spinach that you bought with the notion of whipping up a lovely spinach quiche or gratin. Good intentions, of course.
With that in mind I found a bag of frozen peas in my freezer and had a few ears of corn in the fridge (because corn is my summer staple food, duh). What to make? What to make? Corn and pea fritters!
I quite literally decided to make these solely based on the ingredients I had. If you know me you know I will get real creative in the kitchen to avoid having to make a trip to the grocery store. You'll need corn, frozen peas, an egg, flour and whatever seasoning you fancy.
1. Remove outer most husks on two cobs of corn. Wrap the corn in a wet paper towel and put each cob in the microwave for two minutes. Voila - the corn is cooked! A friend taught me this ingenious trick and I have sworn by it ever since. No more boiling a huge pot of water which I do not have the patience for. Cut the corn off the cob.
2. Microwave a 1/2 cup of frozen peas for two minutes.
3. Mix corn, peas, 1 cup or so of flour, 1 egg, and salt and pepper and whatever other seasoning you like such as garlic powder, cumin, or paprika.
4. Form patties and cook with screeching hot oil on a pan. I strongly encourage you to use a splatter guard because I nearly lost an eye in this process. Hot oil is no joke, people.
I'd add a bit of green onion on the next go around so if you have any onion I would add that to the batter as well. Serve these beauties with sweet chili sauce. This recipe made a lot so invite your friends over and enjoy the sweet tastes of summer... and my freezer!
Frozen peas; check. Now to find a use for that damn frozen spinach!