Corn & Crab Fritters


Well, I’m on week 4 of my new approach to cooking and eating, and I am very proud to say that things are going quite well. 10 pounds lighter well. The downside is that my pants are loose, but I am NOT complaining about that at all. I’ve really enjoyed the Weight Watchers program, as it is really all about what you can eat, rather than what you cannot, i.e. I am still enjoying wine with dinner, I just have to “budget” for it. You’ll notice that I have a new Weight Watchers category for recipes, and I plan on adding in the point value for new recipes I’m posting.

I loved the idea of this recipe from Cooking Light on MyRecipes.com, but the reviews weren’t so great. Taking the feedback of others into consideration, I increased the amount of chili powder and added in a minced jalapeno pepper for a little extra kick. I served these with a Garlic Aioli and a light Arugula and Tomato salad that I dressed simply with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.


Ingredients:

  • 4.5 oz Flour, about 1 cup
  • ¼ cup Cornmeal
  • 3 Tbsp Chives, finely minced
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper, freshly ground
  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ¾ cup Corn, fresh or thawed frozen
  • 1 Jalapeño, finely minced
  • 8 oz Lump Crabmeat, shell pieces removed
  • ¼ cup Canola Oil, divided

Directions:

  1. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through red pepper) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk.
  2. Combine buttermilk and eggs, stirring well. Mix in corn and jalapeno until fully combined. Add egg and corn mixtures, to flour mixture, stirring gently until moist. Fold in crab.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add 5, ¼ cup, batter mounds to pan, pressing each with the back of a spatula to slightly flatten. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden and thoroughly cooked. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and batter.
  4. Serve with Garlic Aioli and a light arugula and tomato salad. Leftovers can be refrigerated and microwave for 1 minute to reheat.

 

Servings – 10 fritters

WW Points – 1 fritter = 2 pts / 2 fritters = 3.5 pts

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