Deep Fried. Beer Battered. Sweet Corn. On a Stick. It's basically an entire state fair, on a plate.
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, BBQ, State Fair Food
Keyword: Beer, Corn, corn on the cob, Deep Fried, Maize Craze Book, Sweet Corn, Sweet Corn Spectacular
Author: Marie Porter
Wooden "Candy Apple" skewers / sticks, optional
Oil for Deep Frying
4Ears Fresh Corn
1BottleBeer of Choice
Preheat deep fryer to 375 degrees. If you don't have a deep fryer, use a large, heavy pot - you'll want the oil to be at least 3" deep
Remove husks and silk from ears of corn. If your deep fryer is small, cut each ear of corn in half. If using sticks , carefully push the sharp end of the stick into one end of each ear of corn, far enough to be secure. Set aside.
In a large enough bowl to fit your ears of corn, mix together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Add egg and beer, whisk until smooth.
Dip corn in batter one at a time, turning til coated. Carefully place in deep fryer, fry for 2-4 minutes - turning every once in a while, until coating is as dark as you’d like it.
Remove from fryer, and turn out onto paper towels to catch any extra oil.
Serve with dijon mustard, or dipping sauce of your choice.
We happened to have some Kielbasa sausage on hand, which we also battered and fried in the same way. I’m not a big fan of deep fried ANYTHING, but I will admit – it was tasty!