Southwest Corn Fritters with Chipotle Honey Makes it Easy to Love Corn

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  • -4 ears of corn
  • -2 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into cubes the size of corn kernels
  • -2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • -1 cup all purpose flour
  • -1 teaspoon baking powder
  • -1/2 teaspoon salt
  • -1 large egg
  • -1/2 cup milk
  • -1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • -3 cups oil for frying
  • -1/2 cup honey
  • -2 chipotle chiles
  • -1 teaspoon adobo sauce


  1. Heat the oil to 365 degrees.
  2. Using a box grater, grate the corn off the cobs into a large bowl.
  3. Add the egg, milk, butter and cilantro to the corn; in another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Stir the corn-milk mixture into the dry ingredients; fold in the cheddar cheese.
  5. Drop large tablespoons of the fritter batter into the hot oil, and fry until golden.
  6. To make the chipotle honey, dice together the chiles and adobo sauce.
  7. Heat the honey to a boil and add the chile mixture; allow to cool for five minutes.
  8. Serve fritters drizzled with honey mixture.