Thursday, January 19, 2012

Corn & Cheddar Mashed Potato Fritters



Sometimes the family just wants what we like to call a "stick to your ribs" meal. No experiments. No crazy vegetables or sides...though I'd beg to differ ;). Just some roast beef or chicken with mashed potatoes and corn. How many times do you make a roast and have leftover mashed potatoes and corn? Well, in this house and several other family members, I can honestly say it's a monthly occurrence. I always tend to make too much food. I guess I just never want to run out! Hence, the leftover potatoes and corn. Now usually, I'd just reheat it again and serve it with something else but I wanted to experiment a little to try to find something else to make with them and boy did I hit the jackpot, these were THAT good! And unfortunately for the hubby, the kids only left him a half of one to try when he got home from work but I'll definitely be making these again. 



Corn & Cheddar Mashed Potato Fritters

Ingredients

  • 1c. Day Old Mashed Potatoes
  • 1c. Corn (I used frozen since it's not in season)
  • 1/4c. Scallions, chopped
  • 1/3c. Low Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1/2 c. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 c. Canola Oil, for frying
  • Kosher Salt, to taste
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper, to taste

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients, except the oil, and mix well. 
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat until it is hot. 
  3. Slowly drop rounded kitchen soup spoons into the oil and flatten slightly. 
  4. Cook 2-3 minutes per side, allowing them to turn golden brown. 
  5. Remove and drain on paper towels or brown bags to remove excess oil. Makes 6 fritters. 


Points+=6pts per fritter (including the oil)


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11 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious. A potato cake and a corn fritter all in one!

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  2. Super yum! I will be making these this weekend :) mmmmmmm

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  3. This recipe looks so scrumptious Carrie! I loved the ingredients! Hoping to see your sweet & romantic recipes for my ''Valentine's Day Event'' :)

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  4. Thanks Teena Mary, I'll have to stop by to check that out! :)

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  6. Carrie, these look wonderful, will definitely be trying this soon. Pinned it!

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  7. Carrie, you have my stomach growling. These look so good. Comfort! Thanks for being so faithful to link up at Weekend Potluck. I'm pinning these.

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  8. Thank you Melissa, Sonali, Joan and Tabitha! I still have to figure Pinterest out, just need about a 6 hour block of time to set it all up! lol

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