Charred Sweet Corn Fritters


Charred Sweet Corn Fritters //

I was hoping to bring you a new breakfast recipe today but it’s not ready yet. It’s not ready. I’m really really excited about it so rather than bringing you an ok-this-will-do-version, I’m waiting, giving it a few more go’s and will present it when it’s perfect.

Working the past few days have been challenging. It’s challenging to walk to the grocery store when you don’t have a car. I have a car. It’s actually in my driveway. I just can’t find the keys to my car. Last Thursday I came back from the mechanic (for normal maintenance like new brakes/oil change), set my car key down (somewhere?) and now can’t find it. I have literally looked everywhere, including the refrigerator AND the freezer (I’m not above this – I once took the TV remote control to the supermarket, mistaking it for my wallet). Now that I’ve looked everywhere, Amelia has become the number one suspect. SHE HAS A SUSPICIOUS FACE!

Charred Sweet Corn Fritters //

She gets super pumped at taking my socks/shoe/sunglasses and running away from me, hoping I’ll chase her. It’s a fun game for her. Not a fun game for me. So, yeah, she’s a suspect. I’ve been putting off admitting to myself that the key is long-gone and I’ll have to call a locksmith for a new key. That sounds like a lot of trouble, especially when I’m trying to perfect a new waffle recipe. It’ll happen in due time, as in later today.

In the meantime, enjoy these Charred Sweet Corn Fritters. They may look like normal hush-puppy kind of things on the surface but there’s so much more to them! Ahh! There’s brown butter (because if there’s gonna be melted butter, why not brown it, RITE?!), charred sweet corn, buttermilk (hai tang, hai!), melty cheese and then the whole thing is dipped in a really refreshing buttermilk ranch dressing.

I love ranch. Everything is better when it’s dipped in ranch … even pizza. So trashy. I can be trashy sometimes.

Anyway, the recipe is on PBS today. Here’s a link. I hope you like them/make them/enjoy them. Bye.

P.S.: And if you have ever found your keys in a super weird place AND think maybe I should look there too, LET ME KNOW!
There’s a car in my driveway with no key.

PPS: Ok, I’m actually leaving now, bye. BYE. Bai.

Charred Sweet Corn Fritters //

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  • Reply Christina @ The Beautiful Balance July 29, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Hahaha I just died laughing at the image of you taking the remote to the grocery store! I hope you find your keys soon! At least you have these delicious looking corn fritters to snack on in the meantime πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe July 29, 2013 at 2:31 am

    OMG…you made me laugh so hard with that story about the remote you took at the grocery store!
    Btw, those fritters look delicious, crunchy at the right point…not to mention the ranch salsa. I’m a huge lover, too!

    xo, Elisa

  • Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 29, 2013 at 4:46 am

    I can wait for a breakfast post because this sounds awesome!! Lovely!

  • Reply Sarah | The Sugar Hit July 29, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Drool. These seriously look like the perfect partner to the drink I’m currently nursing. Psyched for waffles, too!

  • Reply Marie @ Little Kitchie July 29, 2013 at 5:07 am

    Ohhh I hope your keys turn up!! I can so sympathize!

    On a happy note, I’m in love with these fritters! That sweet corn and brown butter…mmmmm!

  • Reply Shellina July 29, 2013 at 6:09 am

    My almost two year old hid my car keys in my running shoe. I found them three weeks later. Related: I work out. Obviously.

    • Reply Avi July 29, 2013 at 6:54 am

      I second the looking in your shoes thing. Our cats are always putting things in our shoes. Which is probably pretty weird. Also, look under everything, under the couch, the couch cushions, under the dog bed. Whenever I can’t find something it’s always under something I didn’t think it could be under.

  • Reply Tieghan July 29, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Yummm!! These look amazing! I love corn fritters!

  • Reply this is lemonade July 29, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Ooh yummy! Love the look of the dressing πŸ™‚
    Hope you find your keys soon without having to call out the locksmith.. and that the breakfast recipe comes together without too much delay – looking forward to it!

  • Reply Tammela July 29, 2013 at 7:20 am


  • Reply Abby @ The Frosted Vegan July 29, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I’ve also legit put my purse in the fridge,so I feel you sister. One time my boy’s friend came over and said “umm why is there a purse in the fridge?” and I had to mumble through why I lost my mind and decided to let me satchel chill.

  • Reply Alex July 29, 2013 at 7:43 am

    These look delicious. Also, I’ve found things in my kitchen cabinets before. If that fails, underneath my magazines. Always. Finding. Things. Under. Magazines.

  • Reply Evelyn July 29, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Every time I lose my keys they turn up IN my car. I hope you find them soon!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme July 29, 2013 at 11:08 am

      I’ve thought about this. But my car is designed so it’s impossible to lock the car when the doors are open. UGH.

  • Reply Katie July 29, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I want to make these immediately they look delicious!
    I have found keys in the fridge on several occasions… hope you find them soon!

  • Reply Kelly July 29, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Yum! I love everything about this recipe – looks delicious! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kasha the FarmGirl July 29, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I woke up craving corn fritters! You must be channeling my inner foodie….

  • Reply RLT July 29, 2013 at 9:38 am

    It’s just one key right? And I bet it still has the tag from the dealership on it which is probably what attracted your little princess. Do you have vents in your floor? Between cushions on furniture or her dog bed? You know how they play with things with their feet and push them into tight spaces? Under the stove/frig/closet door? Are you sure you didn’t slip it into one of your pockets thinking to leave it somewhere else later?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme July 29, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      It’s just one key. No tag. πŸ™ But I have looked in between cushions and under the fridge. Ugh.

      • Reply rlt July 29, 2013 at 8:11 pm

        Poop! No, really?

  • Reply Kitty Quintana July 29, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Them little fritters look scrumptious…why don’t you follow Amelia’s hiding places, maybe she’s waiting for a sweet treat. Good luck!

  • Reply Michelle July 29, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I would have no problem eating these for breakfast. It’s practically a fried johnnycake.

  • Reply Kelly Jo July 29, 2013 at 10:37 am

    These look amazing! And I agree about Ranch, trashy or not it’s delicious. Hope you find your keys!

  • Reply Caroline July 29, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Those looks so tasty! Your photography is so pretty too – I love the way those kernels look bursting through.

    I made some ranch dressing last night and since we’re heading out of town soon & I wouldn’t have a use for a whole quart of buttermilk I just used the lemon juice in regular milk trick – So(!) not the same! Buttermilk or nothing! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Justin @ Marlows Kitchen July 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    There’s nothing trashy about dipping everything in ranch. I mean, that’s like saying i’m despicable for wrapping everything in bacon. Some things just pair well in life.

  • Reply Meagan July 29, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Oh my gosh do these look good! Calling my name with all of the bursting sweet corn we have here in Arizona these days! And that herbaceous dipping sauce…

    P.S. Garbage. Freezer. Bottom of the dog’s bed.

  • Reply Stefani July 29, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I was away for a weekend on Shelter Island with my boyfriend and some friends, and when it was time to go, my car keys were nowhere to be found. he has a habit of picking things up, fiddling with them, and then putting them down elsewhere, totally unconsciously so they could have been everywhere! Eventually we found them loose in his duffle, so we were able to get off the island! I also lost my spare key (still lost) a while ago in or around my car… that would be useful to have.

    Hope you have better luck finding your keys!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme July 29, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      Oh my god. That’s SO scary. That’s how horror movies begin! I’m so glad you got off the island.

  • Reply Belinda July 29, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I am a sucker for corn fritters and these look amazing. I also am embarrassed to admit but I only discovered ranch dressing about 2 years ago. In my defence, it’s not huge here in Australia but I’m totally converted.

    In regards to the key, my Lily thankfully is a taker but not a chewer/eater and likes to leave things in “her” space – near her food bowls, beside her outside bed, in the bookshelf(her lounge room bed is next to it), in her toy box.

  • Reply Adrienne July 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I lost my mail key this weekend… It disappeared into thin air, and I suspect my cat knocked them into the garbage right before I took it out. When I get my replacement from the postoffice I fully intend on making like 15 copies and stashing them around the house.

  • Reply Jayne July 29, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    hahaha… dear Amelia! You think she might have swallowed it? Or buried it somewhere? I’d scurry off and make me 5 sets of keys in case that ever happens again. Love that you used cornmeal for corn fritters. Just perfect.

  • Reply Jamie @lifelovelemons July 30, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Yum! Love the crispy outside!

  • Reply cindy July 30, 2013 at 7:30 am

    my husband is a ranch fanatic…he especially loves it with pizza.

    and I have definitely left my car keys in a different state before. A few years ago, I parked my car at my mom’s house and hitched a ride with her to my grandparents house in Utah for Thanksgiving…I definitely had a mini meltdown about it. but, luckily the dealership was able to create me a new key from my VIN number. random.

  • Reply Symone July 30, 2013 at 9:39 am

    OMG Amelia. So cute I squee’d.

  • Reply Skazka Vostoka July 31, 2013 at 5:41 am

    How lovely. How delicious it looks. A simple recipe, but I really like it.

  • Reply Mary Frances @ LOVE - the secret ingredient July 31, 2013 at 9:53 am

    You are a riot, Adrianna! I really look forward to reading more of your posts. These fritters look fantastic.

  • Reply Holly Henderson July 31, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Amelia looks totally suspicious.
    When my son was about two, he hid my keys in one of my boots by the front door. It took three people about an hour to find them. I actually got down on my hands and knees so I would have a child-sized vantage point, like my key-abducter.

  • Reply Emily @ Life on Food August 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Hush puppies and these looks so much better. I am all over these.

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  • Reply Sophie August 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Girl, I’m late to this but so glad your car is keyed and running again! I’ve been there — like three weeks ago. I lost the key to my motorcycle, and I lost the spare years ago. I felt like such a dumb girl/incompetant moto rider. My husband tried to remove the ignition from my bike so I could take it to the locksmith, but the last screw was about to strip — WOULD NOT. COME OUT. So, my moto sat there, precious Oregon sunny days racing us by.

    The other day I dusted our bedroom, picked up my helmet — and the key fell out! Thankful.

    Hushpuppies are soooo my jam, as well as brown butter. And summer corn! I am all over these!! xo

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