Caliente Cheese Fritters

Course : Fritters
Serves: 10
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Ingredients:

3 large eggs -- separated
2 cups corn -- fresh or frozen
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup flour
1 cup cheddar cheese -- finely shredded
1/2 cup chopped green chiles -- canned
1/4 cup red bell pepper -- chopped
1/4 cup onion -- finely chopped
---OPTIONAL GARNISHES---
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup salsa
 

Preparation / Directions:

Beat egg whites until stiff. Pour corn into a separate mixing bowl (if frozen you must thaw). Add to corn the beaten yolks, salt, pepper, baking powder, flour, cheese, chiles, red pepper and onion. Mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula. Gently fold in beaten egg whites. Heat about 1-inch of oil in skillet. When the oil gets hot, drop fritters by spoonfuls. Brown o both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve with salsa and a dollop of sour cream on the side.

 

Nutritional Information:

132 Calories (kcal); 6g Total Fat; (36% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 68mg Cholesterol; 248mg Sodium


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