Corn Fritters; Mixed Greens Salad with Candied Walnuts & Gorgonzola Vinaigrette

Active Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

ComponentIngredientQuantity
FrittersCorn kernels2.2 lbs / 1 kg
FrittersEggs, beaten2 eggs
FrittersCheddar cheese, grated2 oz / 57 g
FrittersFlour4 oz / 113 g
FrittersSugar2 oz / 57 g
FrittersVegetable oil8 fl oz / 240 mL
Candied WalnutsWalnuts2 cups / 6 oz
Candied WalnutsMaple syrup0.5 cup
Candied WalnutsUnsalted butter1 tbsp
Candied WalnutsNutmeg0.5 tsp
Candied WalnutsCinnamon0.5 tsp
SaladMixed greens3 cups
SaladGorgonzola0.5 cup
SaladDried sweetened sour cherries0.5 cup
SaladSherry vinegar2 tbsp
SaladOlive oil2 tbsp
SaladDried mustard0.5 tsp
SaladShallots, diced1 tbsp
SaladSaltTo taste
SaladGround pepperTo taste

Equipment

  • Medium sauté pan
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Whisk
  • Slotted spatula

Baking

  • Candy the walnuts:
    • Preheat the oven to 375° F.
    • Melt the butter in the medium sauté pan.
    • Add the maple syrup, nutmeg, and cinnamon to the sauté pan and bring to a simmer.
    • Add the walnuts and coat thoroughly with maple syrup.
    • Cook until sauce is foamy, about 3 minutes.
    • Transfer walnuts (with sauce) to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake 10 mintes.
    • Transfer parchment paper to a wire cooling rack and let walnuts cool
  • Prepare the fritter batter:
    • Combine the eggs, corn, and cheese in the small mixing bowl.
    • Combine the flour and sugar in the medium mixing bowl and make a small divet in the center.
    • Add the corn mixture to the flour mixture and mix until just smooth
  • Make the fritters:
    • Add the vegetable oil to the sauté pan to about 0.5 inches depth and heat to 365° F.
    • Ladle fritter batter (2 tbsp) into the oil, frying on each side until golden brown.
    • Remove fritters from the oil and blot off any excess with paper towels
  • Make the vinaigrette:
    • Combine the sherry vinegar, dry mustard, and shallots in the small mixing bowl.
    • Stir in the olive oil, salt, and pepper
  • Make the salad:
    • Add the mixed greens, gorgonzola, cherries, candied walnuts, and vinaigrette in a mixing bowl and toss to combine
Written by chris on Apr 6 2019, 10:03 PM.
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