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National Corn Fritters Day on July 16th encourages us to fry up a batch of these crispy, flavorful bites of corn and batter! Make them with fresh corn and the celebration will be even better!

These bright crispy morsels make great additions to summer barbecues and backyard gatherings. The main ingredients include corn, meal, egg, milk, and butter. While they may have originated in the south, corn fritters can easily be changed up with peppers, onions, or herbs to give them regional and seasonal flair.

When paired with other vegetables and a pan-fried fish filet, corn fritters added to a lightly toasted bun create a unique fish sandwich. Don’t look at corn fritters as just a side dish, but a functional part of a complete meal.  

Make your fritters small, and they become appetizers. When there’s a bumper crop of sweet corn, be sure to freeze some for a taste of summer during the winter. These corn fritters will brighten up a gloomy, cold day.

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Head to your local Southern-style restaurant or grab your frying pan to whip up some homemade fritters! Here are a grilled corn fritter and a fresh sweet corn fritter recipe for you to try.  Post on social media using #NationalCornFrittersDay. 


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The Dixie cup is patented. Attorney Lawrence W. Luellen of Newton, Massachusetts originally designed the paper cup in 1908 to use with his water dispensing machine. He partnered with Hugh Moore of the American Water Supply Company and set out to change the world’s water drinking habits. Instead of sharing drinking glasses and communal drinking tins, the partners suggested their product stopped the spread of germs by being a single-use, disposable drinking vessel.

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