Black Bean, Corn, and Cheddar Fritters

Recipe by Lizzymommy
READY IN: 40mins




  • Sift together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Beat the milk with the egg yolk, and add it to the dry ingredients, mixing well.
  • Stir in the beans, cheese, corn, cilantro, red pepper, and green chilies.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff. Gently fold them into the batter.
  • Heat 1/2 cup oil in a 10-inch iron skillet over medium-high heat. (Test the heat by dropping a bit of batter into the oil; it should immediately sizzle and rise to the top.).
  • Spoon in about 1/4 cup of batter for each fritter, making three or four at a time. Fry until golden brown on one side, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn and fry until golden brown on the other side, and drain on paper towels. Fry the rest of the batter in batches.
  • Serve immediately with sour cream and salsa on the side.