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Corn Fritter

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1½ cup fresh corn kernels
¼ tablespoon Serrano pepper, minced
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
Powdered sugar (as needed)


Heat the butter and oil in a small saucepan. Add the onions and garlic; cook until soft. Add the corn and cook for about 3-4 minutes, season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, add the chilies.

Mix the milk and eggs together in a large bowl. Pour the cooked vegetables into the eggs and milk, stirring constantly. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Fold all dry ingredients into the batter. Drop by tablespoons into hot vegetable oil and deep fry about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Shake powdered sugar over the fritters. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.