If there’s one comfort food I can finish in no time is Perkedel Jagung. That’s Corn Fritters for all you non-indonesian speaking people out there. Done correctly, it reminds me of Sunday lunch in my house with my parents and sister. Grabbing a plate, scooping a hot rice, picking a fried chicken, and the fritters.
That sh*t good. That sh*t wack. That sh*t is OFF THE CHARTS.
-Excessive use of swear word ends here-
Anyway, this is my take on my house recipe. It’s spicy sure, but trust me, you wouldn’t go easy with the chili on this bad boy.
To nail the perfect fritters, you will need to make sure that the batter isn’ thin. Thin batter is a no go. We want it fluffy and crispy, that’s why corn starch and baking powder plays a role here!
To make 14 patties, you will need:
120 Grams of All Purpose Flour (Add more if the batter isn't thick yet later on)
100 ml of Water
2 Tbsp of Corn starch
1 tsp of Baking Powder
300 grams (1 can) of canned sweet corn. You can use fresh ones if you’d like to go through the meticulous process of removing the kernels.
30 grams of Green Onion/Scallion
30 grams of Red Chili
1 tbsp of Dried Chili Flakes
Salt to taste. I used 1 Tsp for this recipe
Pepper to taste. Again, 1 Tsp for me
1 Tsp of Dried Paprika Powder
1 Tsp of MSG (Optional)
1 Tsp of Onion Powder (Optional)
Oil for frying
Ready? Here We Go!
Step 1 – Chop or grind the Garlic and Shallots into fine mush. Slice the Green Onion diagonally. Chop the red chili into small pieces. Set Aside
|Peel both Garlic and Shallots prior to slicing them|
|Transfer to a mortar and pestle to mush!|
|Slice the chili|
|Slice the Green Onion too!|
Step 2 – Drain the Sweet Corn, removing as much water as possible.
Step 3 – Sift the Flour, Corn Starch, and Baking Powder. Add egg and water in, whisk to combine. Don’t forget, avoid the lumps!
|All purpose flour|
|Sift the bastard!|
|See how nice it is?|
|Add the water|
|See just how lump free this batter is?|
Step 4 – Add the Corn, Garlic, Shallots, Green Onion, Red Chili, and Dried Chili Flakes in. If you’re adding the optional Paprika Powder and MSG, add them in too at this point. Stir to combine. If the mixture feels too thick, add a bit more water. Too thin? Add more flour.
|Porn..I MEAN, CORN.|
|Chili and Green Onion|
|MSG. Okay, i know a lot of you probably think this isn't healthy, but remember, everything consumed in considerate amount is fine.|
|Mix! ...but wait..did i miss something?|
|OH! Right! here's the shallots and garlic from earlier|
Step 5 – Heat the oil medium high heat, cook for approximately 2-3 minutes depending on the size. Don’t forget to flip to evenly cook ‘em.
Step 6 - Serve
I love this recipe. This dish will always have a special spot in my heart.
Give it a go! and as always, tag me your effort in the comments, instagram, path, twitter, or wherever you can find me!