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Corn and Crab Fritters with Lemon Aioli

A well-stocked pantry – your "Cantry" – filled with essential ingredients like canned corn and canned crab helps you get through the week with creative meals you can feel good about serving your family and friends.

Prep Time: 20 minutes    
Cook Time:
10 minutes
Servings: 18-24

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Corn and Crab Fritters with Lemon Aioli


1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 small white onion, finely chopped
1 (11-ounce) can mexicorn, drained**
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained**
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
2/3 cup whole milk
2 large eggs

1 (6-ounce) can crab meat, drained
Vegetable oil for pan-frying (~1 Tbsp.)

Lemon Aioli:
2/3 cup mayonnaise

½ teaspoon lemon zest

3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced


In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion;; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion softens, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Set aside 1 tablespoon Mexicorn for aioli. Combine remaining Mexicorn, and chiles to combine.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk and eggs. Gradually whisk milk mixture into flour mixture just until smooth. Stir in corn mixture and crabmeat. Cover and refrigerate 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, make aioli by combining the mayonnaise, lemon juice, zest, garlic and reserved Mexicorn in a small mixing bowl. Chill until ready to serve.

Remove the corn crab batter from the refrigerator and add enough oil to a large, heavy skillet so it reaches about ¼ inch deep;; heat over medium-high heat. Carefully drop 6 to 8 mounds of batter by tablespoon into hot oil. Cook until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer fritters to paper towels and repeat with remaining batter. Serve with lemon aioli.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories 100; Total Fat 6 g (Sat 1.5 g, Trans 0 g); Cholesterol 25 mg; Sodium 240 mg; Total Carbohydrates 8 g; Dietary Fiber 1 g; Sugars 1 g; Protein 3 g, Vitamin A 53 IU; Vitamin C 2.52 mg; Calcium 23 mg; Iron  0.2 mg; Vitamin D 4.34 IU; Folate 8.55 mcg

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 2%; Iron 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrition analysis calculated using 24 servings per recipe calculated using canned mexicorn not drained and canned green chilies diced not drained.