Thai Corn Fritters

3 corn cobs
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 red or green chili, finely chopped
1 scallion, finely chopped
1 small bunch cilantro (aka coriander), finely chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3/4 cup rice flour or plain flour
2 eggs
4 tablespoons water
salt and pepper, to taste
oil, for frying

Sweet Chili Sauce or
Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce

Using a sharp knife, slice the kernels from the cob and place in large bowl. Add all the other ingredients, except the oil and Chili Sauce. Stir well to mix thoroughly. The batter should be firm enough to hold its shape, but not stiff.

In a large skillet, heat oil for shallow frying, about 1/2? deep. Add spoonfuls of corn batter. spreading out with back of spoon to make a roundish fritter. Cook about 2 minutes on each side until cooked thoroughly and golden brown. If the fritters begin to brown too much before they are cooked, lower the flame.

Drain on kitchen paper and keep hot while frying more fritters

Serve hot with Sweet Chili Sauce or Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce which can be bought at the supermarket or a Chinese food store.

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