28 June 2007

Eat Your Way Across Canada....Ontario...**Corn Fritters**




I grew up in the province of Ontario visiting many of the farmer's markets in different small towns across the province. I loved to go to the market in the town of St. Jacob's where you could find anything you could ever imagine. The Mennonites would come to market and tie their horse and buggies to the posts. Even now some of the old order Mennonites shun cars and you see them travelling to market . I would come away with corn on the cob, crisp ripe apples, chunky cheese bread, buttertarts, pork chops and assorted salami's...you name it!!!!


Ontario joined Confederation in 1867 and has over half of the country's highest quality agricultural land and over 67,000 farms. They are also covered with fruit orchards and vineyards to produce some of the countries best wines.

My fondest food memories of Ontario would be to have a thinly sliced pork roast with corn on the cob, coleslaw, perogies and fresh tomato basil salad...and for dessert...apple pie...what else!!!
I have opted to feature Corn Fritters as my Ontario dish in honor of my favourite vegetable. I'll have to post other recipes for my second favourite being the tomato. It is a simple side dish, but a favourite of mine.

**Corn Fritters**

3 ears fresh corn, kernels removed from cobs
3 eggs
3 tablepoons flour
3 tablespoons cornmeal
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Whisk corn and eggs in a large bowl. Add flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper and mix well. Stir in green onion and Cheddar cheese.
Heat oil in a large skillet over a medium heat and add batter by the spoonful and flatten to form a pancake.

Cook until golden, flip and cook other side.

Serve with Maple Butter, or sour cream.

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