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Corn Oysters. Mrs. J. C. Walters. Recipe

Corn Oysters Recipe

History:
Corn oysters, also known as corn fritters or corn cakes, have been a popular dish in American cuisine for centuries. The concept of using corn in fritter form originated from Native American cooking techniques, which used corn as a staple ingredient. The recipe later adapted and evolved over time to become a beloved comfort food in many households.

Fun Facts:
1. Corn is one of the oldest cultivated crops, dating back thousands of years. Native Americans were the first to cultivate and develop corn.
2. Corn oysters got their name due to their shape, which resembles an oyster when fried.
3. This recipe is a great way to use up leftover corn, making it both economical and flavorful.

Ingredients:
- 1 pint of young sweet corn, grated and chopped
- 1 egg, well beaten
- 1 teacupful of flour
- 3 tablespoonfuls of cream
- 1 teaspoonful of salt
- Vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions:
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the grated and chopped sweet corn, beaten egg, flour, cream, and salt. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat. The oil should be about 1/4 inch deep in the pan.
3. Drop spoonfuls of the corn mixture into the hot oil, making small round shapes similar to oysters. Fry in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pan.
4. Cook the corn oysters for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they turn golden brown and crispy. Use a slotted spoon to remove them from the pan and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
5. Repeat the frying process with the remaining corn mixture until it is all cooked.
6. Serve the corn oysters hot or warm with a side of your choice, such as a dipping sauce or sour cream. They can be enjoyed as a snack, appetizer, or even as a main course.

Similar Recipe Dishes:
1. Zucchini Fritters: Replace the sweet corn with grated zucchini in the recipe to create delicious and crispy zucchini fritters.
2. Onion Bhajis: Popular in Indian cuisine, onion bhajis are made with sliced onions coated in a spiced batter and deep-fried to perfection.
3. Hush Puppies: A classic Southern dish, hush puppies are similar to corn oysters but typically contain more flour and cornmeal. They are often served as a side dish with seafood.

By following this simple recipe, you can enjoy the delightful taste of corn oysters. The crispy exterior and sweet corn filling make them a perfect treat for any occasion. So, gather your ingredients, get frying, and indulge in the flavors of this timeless dish!

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