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Cornmeal Scallion Fritters

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Crunchy cornmeal fritters with scallion in the batter. Great accompaniment with soups and stews.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
These crispy Cornmeal Scallion Fritters are the perfect accompaniment to soups and stews and are a great side with fresh summer vegetables. https://www.lanascooking.com/cornmeal-scallion-fritters/

These crispy Cornmeal Scallion Fritters are the perfect accompaniment to soups and stews and are a great side with fresh summer vegetables.

These crispy Cornmeal Scallion Fritters are the perfect accompaniment to soups and stews and are a great side with fresh summer vegetables. https://www.lanascooking.com/cornmeal-scallion-fritters/

One of my favorite things to make when it’s still a bit chilly out during the spring, is a delicious Tomato and Roasted Garlic Soup. And to serve along with it, we always enjoy a few of these Cornmeal Scallion Fritters.

You know, when I do make soup I don’t always think much about any accompaniments other than garnishes for the soup itself. But when I was cooking that tomato soup one day, I started thinking about what would be good along with it.

Our usual is just crackers of some kind or maybe garlic bread or cheese toast. But with that really smooth, silky soup I started thinking about something a little different. Something I could dip in and soak up all that goodness. I also thought a little crunch would be good.

These fritters really worked great! And they’re delicious. I mean, really…fried cornbread. Come on, what’s not to like about that?

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I normally use only finely ground white cornmeal, but for this recipe I used yellow. I really wanted the extra crunch that you can only get from the yellow type. And, even being the cornmeal snob that I am, I liked it. I liked it a lot.

How to Make Cornmeal Scallion Fritters

Fritter batter and a spoon in a mixing bowl.

This is a very simple recipe. You start by whisking together all the ingredients except the peanut oil in a large bowl. Mix until everything is well combined.

Fritters cooking in hot oil in a cast iron skillet.

While you’re mixing up the batter, go ahead and heat the peanut oil to a depth of about 1/4 inch in a heavy (preferably, cast iron) skillet over medium high heat. When the oil is hot but not smoking, spoon in the batter using a heaping tablespoon measure per fritter. Do not crowd the pan and do not let the edges of the fritters touch.

Cook, turning once, until golden brown. It only takes about 4 minutes cooking time total. Continue cooking in batches until all the batter is used.

Cooked fritters draining on paper towels in a baking sheet.

As each batch of fritters is cooked, transfer them to a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Keep them warm in a low oven.

Here’s a little tip: After removing each batch of fritters, use a slotted spoon to remove any bits left in the hot oil so that they don’t burn while you cook the remaining fritters.

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Cornmeal Scallion Fritters with a bowl of tomato soup.

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These crispy Cornmeal Scallion Fritters are the perfect accompaniment to soups and stews and are a great side with fresh summer vegetables. https://www.lanascooking.com/cornmeal-scallion-fritters/

Cornmeal Scallion Fritters

Crunchy cornmeal fritters with scallion in the batter. Great accompaniment with soups and stews.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 fritters
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ⅔ cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • About 1 cup peanut oil

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients except peanut oil, mixing until well combined.
  • Heat peanut oil to a depth of about 1/4 inch in a heavy (preferably cast iron) skillet over medium high heat. When the oil is hot but not smoking, spoon in the batter using a heaping tablespoon measure per fritter. Do not crowd the pan and do not let the edges of the fritters touch.
  • Cook, turning once, until golden brown. About 4 minutes cooking time total. Cook in batches until all batter is used.
  • As each batch of fritters is cooked, transfer them to a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Keep warm in a low oven.
  • Tip: After each batch of fritters is cooked, use a slotted spoon to remove any bits left in the hot oil so that they do not burn while cooking remaining fritters.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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  1. These sound delicious! Look forward to making them soon with some homegrown scallions! Do you think these would freeze well so you could pull out a few when having soup, etc? Thanks!

    1. Hi Debra – I’m not really sure since I haven’t tried freezing them, but I have a feeling you could. You might want to try cooking them and then freeze individually.

    1. Hi Peggy – I haven’t tried cooking them in the oven. If you give it a try, let me know how it turns out.

    1. These fritters are so good! They’re great with soup or stews and they’re also perfect along with fresh summer vegetables.