CORN FRITTERS / PERKEDEL JAGUNG


CORN FRITTERS / PERKEDEL JAGUNG

Corn Fritters or Perkedel Jagung in Indonesian language is a popular street food I grew up with. I am already crazy about corn itself. Made it into fritters and I’m out of control! lol! It’s so easy to overeat these little things, but trust me it’s really good. My mom’s recipe always uses shrimp and I believe that makes it taste even better. She usually adds some red chili in there too, but it would make it too spicy for the children. So, I substitute with sweet red peppers and it’s a good thing !!! I usually freeze some of the fried corn fritters and when I want to have some, I just preheat them in the oven at 375 F for 15 minutes and they are as good as new :)

CORN FRITTERS / PERKEDEL JAGUNG (30-35 small pieces)
 
What you will need:
  • 8 ears of fresh corns (shaved) or about 4 cups of frozen corn (thawed)
  • 10 oz of shrimps (cleaned, deveined and finely minced)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 3 Thai chilis (seeded and chopped) or substitute with about 2 Tbsp of chopped red bell peppers
  • 1 handful of chinese celery leaves or you can substitute with spring onions (I personally like it with celery leaves) or the regular celery and used the leaves on top
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 5 Tbsp all-purpose flour (add as needed)
  • Oil for deep-frying
Instructions:
  1. Drain off excess water from the corn if any. Mix all ingredients together. Except for the flour. Wait until you are ready to fry them so they won't be "watery"
  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer. Drop one spoonful of the mixture into the hot oil and fry until golden brown. You may want to fry one first and then taste to see if you need to add more salt and pepper (as you can't taste the "raw" mixture)
  3. Continue with the rest of the mixture. You can serve with any of your favorite Chili Sauces or just eat them as is

CORN FRITTERS / PERKEDEL JAGUNG

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