Why This Recipe Works
For the lightest corn fritters, we minimized the number of fillers we added. We processed some of the kernels to use as a thickener rather than more flour or cornmeal. This step also helped the fresh corn flavor shine through. Browning the corn puree in a skillet drove off excess moisture and deepened the flavor even more. Adding cayenne, nutty Parmesan cheese, and oniony chives balanced the natural sweetness of the corn, and a touch of cornstarch crisped the exteriors and helped provide a wonderful textural contrast with the light and creamy interiors.