Corn Fritters with Fresh Blackberry Sauce

Blackberries and honey are combined with savory ingredients such as shallot and jalapeño for a dribble-down-your-chin kind of sauce that suits these scallion speckled fritters perfectly. Serve with sour cream on the side.
Corn Fritters with Fresh Blackberry Sauce

Corn Fritters with Fresh Blackberry Sauce

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  • 4Servings


  • 12 oz blackberries
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup stone ground yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup white wholewheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper (TRY: Simply Organic Ground Cayenne Pepper)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup whole-milk buttermilk
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • 11/3 cups fresh or frozen and defrosted corn kernels (patted dry if using frozen)
  • 8 tsp olive oil


  1. In a large saucepan, combine blackberries, 3 thyme sprigs, shallot, jalapeño, honey, lemon juice, 1/8 tsp salt, black pepper and 1 tbsp water. Bring mixture to a simmer on medium-high for 4 to 5 minutes, until berries and shallots are softened. Remove from heat and discard thyme sprigs; cover to keep warm.
  2. Preheat oven to 200°F. In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cayenne and remaining ¼ tsp plus 1/8 tsp salt. In a medium bowl, whisk egg. Whisk in buttermilk. Add to cornmeal mixture and stir just until moistened. Stir in scallion and corn.
  3. To a large, heavy skillet on medium-high, heat 2 tsp oil. Add batter in 4 3-tbsp portions and cook until bubbles form on surface and edges are set and golden brown, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until opposite sides are golden, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes more. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Working in batches, repeat with remaining oil and batter to make 16 fritters. Divide fritters and berry sauce among plates. Garnish with additional thyme and serve with sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 4 fritters and 1/4 of sauce
  • Calories: 316
  • Carbohydrate Content: 47 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 52 mg
  • Fat Content: 11 g
  • Fiber Content: 8 g
  • Protein Content: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 469 mg
  • Sugar Content: 15 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 2 g