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Santa Fe Farmers Market Sweet Pepper Fritters

March 21, 2010

Some years, it feels like I live at the local Farmers Markets. Since I got some unexpected time off last summer, I got to happily overindulge.

Friends still remember the year of the legendary El Rito white eggplant from the Santa Fe Farmers Market. We cooked dozens of recipes, but somehow always seemed to come back to the basics: sliced, salted, marinated and grilled.

Last year’s ‘must cook’ was the 8-inch long, extra sweet Italian red peppers although you don’t really need to cook them to enjoy them. I found myself just slicing and munching on them raw the whole time I was making these fritters for a party.

4 Italian sweet red pepper or one red bell pepper, finely diced
1 ear of corn, shucked, cut from the cob
1/2 medium sweet onion, minced
1 large clove of garlic,minced
1/2 c. Butte Falls Cornmeal, medium grind
2 large eggs, beaten
3 TBL (packed) picked fresh thyme leaves
3 TBL finely minced fresh chives
organic corn oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
coarse pepper

Heat a little oil in a saute pan. Saute onion, garlic and peppers briefly. Don’t let them brown. Cool.

Mix the eggs with all the other ingredients. Throw a clean towel over the bowl to cover it and let the batter stand about 1 /2 hour at room temperature.

Heat a light film of oil in the saute pan, drop spoonfuls of batter and brown on each side.

If you like them crispy, use more oil and press them flat when you spoon them in the pan.

Serve hot or cold with homemade salsa or maple syrup. Refrigerate leftovers, if there are any.

The next day, I cut the fritters in chunks, gently toss gently with chopped tomatoes and a nice vinaigrette and serve in toasted whole wheat pita bread.

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