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Indonesian Corn Fritters (Bakwan Jagung)

Serves 4

| Prep Time: 5 mins

| Cook Time: 15 mins

| Total Time: 20 mins

You may need: Turmeric Gold

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Delightfully crispy, savory-sweet, and perfectly seasoned by our proprietary Turmeric Gold spice blend, our recipe for the wildly popular street food known as Indonesian Corn Fritters (Bakwan Jagung) makes the perfect summer side or snack. Corn is at its peak of freshness during the summer months and the kernels are plump and sweet which make the best recipes. Ensure that you choose corn cobs that are bright yellow in color, free from holes and bruises. If using fresh corn, remove the kernels by standing the corn upright inside a large mixing bowl then slice the kernels off for less mess. These savory corn fritters are easy to whip up and are filled with fresh scallion and a kiss of Indonesian flair.  

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels 

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

  • 2 Tbsp rice flour (optional)

  • 1 cup water + more as needed

  • 2 tsp Piquant Post Turmeric Gold

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • 2 scallions, chopped

  • Peanut oil for frying

Notes

This recipe is perfect in the summer when corn is sweet and delicious, but you can use frozen corn kernels if corn is out of season.

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Instructions

Mix the fritter ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. The texture should be like thick pancake batter. Add more water for a thinner consistency, if desired. Adjust the seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

Heat some oil in a non-stick skillet and pour some of the fritter batter into the hot pan to form fritters that are about 3”-4” in diameter.

Cook the fritters on both sides for about 3-4 minutes. Remove the fritters from the pan and place them on a paper towel to absorb excess oil. 

Serve the corn fritters with hot sauce and soy sauce for dipping.

Alternatives & Substitutions

  • Feel free to play around with the veggies you use in the fritters! We think zucchini would be great, or even carrots and onions!

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Indonesian Corn Fritters (Bakwan Jagung)

Serves

4

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

15 mins

Total Time

20 mins

Piquant Post spice you’ll need: Turmeric Gold

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels 

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

  • 2 Tbsp rice flour (optional)

  • 1 cup water + more as needed

  • 2 tsp Piquant Post Turmeric Gold

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • 2 scallions, chopped

  • Peanut oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Mix the fritter ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. The texture should be like thick pancake batter. Add more water for a thinner consistency, if desired. Adjust the seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat some oil in a non-stick skillet and pour some of the fritter batter into the hot pan to form fritters that are about 3”-4” in diameter.

  3. Cook the fritters on both sides for about 3-4 minutes. Remove the fritters from the pan and place them on a paper towel to absorb excess oil. 

  4. Serve the corn fritters with hot sauce and soy sauce for dipping.

Notes

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