Corn Fritters or Perkedel Jagung in Indonesian language is a popular street food I grew up with. I am already crazy about corns. Made them 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 !!!
Corn fritters (perkedel jagung) (15-20 small pieces)
- 4 ears of fresh corns or about 3 cups of frozen corn shaved, thawed
- 6 oz of shrimps cleaned, deveined and finely minced
- 1 extra-large eggs beaten
- 1 Thai chilis or substitute with about 2 Tbsp of chopped red bell peppers seeded and chopped
- 1 handful of Chinese celery leaves or you can substitute with green onions/parsley or the regular celery and used the leaves on top I personally like it with celery leaves
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2.5 oz all-purpose flour 75 grams, add as needed
- Oil for deep-frying
Mix the corns, shrimps, eggs, chili, celery leaves, flour, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
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)
Continue with the rest of the mixture. You can serve with any of your favorite Chili Sauces or just eat them as is or as I suggested below
Recipe NotesYou can pan fry the fritters too if you don't want to deep-fry them. Just put a bit of oil on a non-stick skillet and let them brown on both sides and make sure the middle is cooked through
I would eat the fritters plain like that as snacks. It’s not unusual to see people eat them with rice in Indonesia. There are lots of “double carbs” in Indonesian meals :)You can also put them on salad and top with a bit of feta cheese, few slices of jalapeno if you want some heat and squeeze of lime juice and it’s all good. I don’t even need a dressing!!
OR, you can always stack it up. Spread with some ricotta cheese, some artisan lettuce and there you go…corn fritter stacks 😉