Crispy Fresh Corn Fritters with Crab and Chipotle Lime Dressing Recipe

  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons ground dried chipotle pepper
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Fritters:
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 2 ears fresh sweet white corn, kernels removed from cob
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying, or as needed
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked fresh Dungeness crab meat
  • 1 fresh lime, cut into wedges
  1. Whisk mayonnaise, chipotle powder, and lime juice together in a mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed for serving.
  2. Whisk egg white, ice water, and salt together in a large mixing bowl until mixture is light and foamy, 1 or 2 minutes. Add cornstarch and flour; whisk together until thoroughly mixed. Batter should resemble a thin pancake batter. Stir in corn.
  3. Heat 1/2 inch vegetable oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) in a seasoned cast iron skillet. Spoon about 2 large spoonfuls of batter into oil for each fritter. Do not crowd, cook in batches, if necessary. Fry until browned and crispy, about 2 minutes per side. Turn fritters carefully to avoid spattering the oil. Drain on paper-towel-lined plate.
  4. Serve topped with fresh Dungeness crab and drizzle with the chipotle dressing. Serve with a wedge of lime.