Thursday, April 25, 2013

Corn Fritters Recipe from 1927

I love, love, love my old cookbooks!  I've endured the shame of having workers from moving companies look at me in wonderment and dismay;  of hauling them back from the various sale locations wheres I've found them (from parts of West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, Indiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas);  Trotting across the lawn with an old recipe box and ragged books from a yard sale where others are looking for Anything but old books! (yes, I get odd looks there, too);  Lysoling the covers of each and everyone before I shelve them:  and admitting to myself that...I may have a problem.  The last moving company had a man who gently informed me that he had, "cleared out my books and there were 12 boxes."  Oh, honey!  Little did he know!  That was only one set of shelves in the house that stored part of the "old cookbook collection"!  I'm glad that the other packers were working in the other areas of the house!
 Here in Arkansas, I've started to settle in and when I'm not hunting for a house to live in, I enjoy searching my new area of the country for vintage cookbooks;  I especially like to find a book that's both historic and has a regional focus.  So I'm now on the lookout for traditional recipes from Arkansas (and her surrounding states!)

Found this little book at a consignment shop in Springdale, Arkansas.  Butterick Recipes and Household Helps from 1927.  I used to love corn fritters as a kid, so I was happy to find this recipe.  (Of course you can just mix your corn into leftover pancake batter, too.  It's a way to stretch time and money!)

Corn Fritters pg. 90

2 C corn, fresh or canned
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 egg
1 tsp melted butter
1/2 C milk
2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder

Chop the corn very fine and add salt, pepper, well-beaten egg, butter, milk, flour and baking powder.  Fry in deep fat.

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  1. We had corn fritters just last night". My recipe is a little different but I am sure all corn fritters are delicious

  2. Hi, Marcia, I am very VERY olden and grew up on corn fritters...and I made them for my kids and now my grands. Mr. Sweet and I have corn fritters about every couple months...we LOVE them. :)
    Over from Miz Helen....

  3. I really like them fried in bacon drippings! If we're going to be totally honest, here!

  4. We just love Corn Fritters and this is awesome from 1927, wow! Your recipe is fabulous and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Marcia, just lovely to use an old recipe like this. It would be great if you linked in to Food on Friday: Corn. The showcases from this Food on Friday have not yet been selected. This link will take you to my home page where you will find a sidebar with links to all the different Food on Fridays. So that I know you have linked and can be sure to pin to the board I have for each one, please do leave a short comment. Cheers