Homemade Corn Nuggets (Dairy Free OR Not)

Homemade.cornOne of the worst things about having a dairy allergy is that everything one buys has dairy in it! Chief Zoo Keeper didn’t always have a dairy allergy so he very much knows the wonderful flavors of all things dairy.  One of the many things he misses is Corn Nuggets.  I spend a bit of time trying to get recipes to be dairy free and taste good.  So, below is the dairy version with notes to modify it to be dairy free.  The ones pictured used the modification that I’m putting by the asterisks.  Hope you love it and will come back and leave me your comments.

Ingredients:

11 ozs cream style corn  **Leave out for dairy free version
11 ozs whole kernel corn, drained   **double, mix with dairy free cream cheese
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
salt
pepper
3 cups vegetable oil (for deep frying)

Directions:

  1.  If making the dairy free version, start by mixing the corn and cream cheese.  If not, mix corn together.
  2. Drop in spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, put in freezer for at least 4 hours.  Trust me, you want it as frozen as possible.
  3. In a medium bowl, befreezenuggets  at egg and add cornmeal, flour, salt and pepper.
  4. Pre-heat oil to 350 degrees
  5. A few at a time, take corn out of freezer and dip in flour mixture.  Immediately put in oil.  I suggest doing only a few at a time because they will start to thaw very quickly and when they thaw, they fall apart.
  6. Fry until golden brown.  Place on paper towels to let some of the oil drip off.
  7. Enjoy!

nuggetsboxHow’d you make yours?  Any improvement suggestions?

 

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