Scallop Fritters

Posted by francis keyser Monday, January 9, 2012

Taste Level: TF
Cost: $20 and over
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 50-55 min.
Cook Time: 10-15 min.
Difficulty: 1

Oh boy you are in for a fantastic fritter time!  On my third go around with this recipe I finally got the right amounts of scallop flavor with just enough of everything else to give you that perfect accompanying yummy zing! I hope you guys are ready for a mouth watering good time, Enjoy!

Ingredients:
.75 lbs bay scallops (sliced)
1/4 cup red onion (diced)
3 garlic cloves (diced)
1/4 cup campari tomatoes (diced)
2tbsp green bell pepper
2 tbsp red bell pepper (chopped)
2 tbsp yellow bell pepper (chopped)
2 green onions (chopped)
1 jalapeno (seeded, diced)
3 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
2 tsp lemon zest
2 eggs
2 tbsp 2 tsp half and half
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp onion powder
kosher salt (to taste)
fresh crack pepper (to taste)
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup corn meal
1 tsp corn starch

Dipping Sauce
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp mayo
2 tsp Tabasco habanero hot sauce
Fresh crack pepper (to taste)

Dipping Sauce
Mix together all ingredients, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Fritters
In a large mixing bowl mix scallops together with vegetables, basil, lemon zest and garlic until even. By hand fold in eggs and half and half until mixed well. By hand fold in flour, seasonings, cornmeal and cornstarch until evenly mixed. Cover and refrigerate batter for 45 minutes to an hour.

Heat oil over medium high heat. Once heated drop 1-2 tbsp balls of batter into oil and cook till golden (1-3 minutes.) As fritters finish cooking scoop out with a slotted scoop and place on a paper towel covered plate to drip away excess oil. Serve hot with dipping sauce and enjoy!

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