These Corn Fritters are inspired by traditional Mexican Elotes or street corn! They are FULL of flavor and make a great appetizer or side dish. Be sure to save them with the included dipping sauce for a real treat!
In a large mixing bowl, combine the corn, cilantro, lime juice and zest, egg, mayo, chili powder, cotija cheese. Stir just until combined.
Next add the flour, salt, pepper, and baking powder. Stir to combine.
Heat 1 tbsp of Avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add ¼ cup of the corn mixture to the skillet, then flatten the top slightly to form a round circle that is about ½ inch thick.
Allow the corn fritter to cook for about 2 minutes, or until the underside is golden brown, then flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes on the other side. (tip - Use a thin spatula, such as a fish spatula, to flip the corn fritters. If they are falling apart when you try to flip them, then they aren't quite ready to flip.)
Repeat with the remaining corn mixture, adding additional oil to the pan as needed.
Serve immediately with optional dipping sauce.
Combine all ingredients for the sauce together in a small bowl. Serve with the corn cakes if desired
Nutrition information is only an estimate and does not include dipping sauce.