As a recipe developer, I want everything I create to be the best thing I’ve ever had, but unfortunately it just doesn’t work out that way – no matter how hard I try. For me, it’s a delicate balance between maximum flavor while still being easy and approachable.
Then, every now and then, I hit one totally out of the park – one that just makes my tastebuds sing. This recipe for Shrimp and Corn Fritters is one of those. Y’all, these things are absolutely amazing. Like I could barely keep myself from eating every single one of them.
The super crispy outside breaks away to reveal a tender, incredibly flavorful cornbread filling overflowing with shrimp, corn, and green onions. But there’s more…
If you check out the ingredient list, you’ll see something a little unusual. Now, you’re probably thinking, “He used salsa?” And yes. Yes, I did. It adds SO much flavor but doesn’t taste like salsa at all. It’s such a great shortcut. Even better is my use of House-Autry Hushpuppy Mix with Onion. It makes it super easy, too! And since it already has all that onion flavor in it, we end up with some super flavorful fritters.
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- 1 cup House-Autry Hushpuppy Mix with Onion
- 1 egg
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 8 ounces chopped, cooked shrimp
- 1/2 cup chunky salsa
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning
Pour 2 to 3 inches of vegetable oil into the bottom of a heavy-bottomed dutch oven or deep skillet. Heat the oil to 350°F.
In a large bowl, stir together the hushpuppy mix, egg, corn, shrimp, salsa, green onions, and Creole seasoning. Allow to rest for about 3 minutes then stir again.
Carefully drop heaping tablespoons of the batter into the hot oil and fry for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown and cooked though. Serve warm with a dipping sauce if desired.
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This post is sponsored by my friends at House-Autry, but the thoughts, opinions, and recipes are all my own – just as always. 🙂