Fresh Sweet Corn Fritters

Fresh Sweet Corn Fritters
  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 3 ears fresh corn, kernels cut from cob
  4. 2 eggs, separated
  5. ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  6. salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  7. 1 quart vegetable oil for frying, or as needed
  8. 2 tablespoons cane syrup, or as desired
  1. Whisk flour and baking powder into a bowl and mix in corn kernels. Whisk egg yolks with cream in a small bowl and stir into the corn mixture; season with salt and black pepper. Beat egg whites with an electric mixer until fluffy and stiff peaks form in a separate bowl. Gently fold egg whites into the batter, retaining as much volume as possible.
  2. Pour vegetable oil into a deep heavy skillet to a depth of 3 inches. Heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Drop fritters into the hot oil, 2 to 3 tablespoons at a time, and cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain fritters on paper towels and serve drizzled with cane syrup.