As soon as the corn is husked and removed from the cob Nickel will take care of the scraps, he loves corn on the cob.
CORN AND CRAB FRITTERS WITH HOMEMADE TARTAR SAUCE
Makes 10-12 fritters
1 cup flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
3 TBS chopped chives
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
1/2 cup buttermilk
3/4 cups corn/ fresh or can
8oz. lump crab meat, picked over
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Combine flour, cornmeal, chives, baking powder, salt, and red pepper in a large bowl. Mix.
Combine buttermilk and eggs in a bowl and mix well. Add egg mixture, corn and crab meat to the flour mixture, stirring gently.
Heat a large skillet with 2 TBS oil. Heat till oil is hot and shimmery. Drop 4, 1/4 cup cup batter mounds in the pan. Cook on one side for 4 minutes until golden brown, turn and cook for 2 minutes longer. Repeat adding 2 TBS oil to pan until all the batter is used. Keep in a warm oven.
Serve with tartar sauce.
1/2 cup good mayonnaise
3-4 TBS Piccadilly , or sweet pickle relish
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
Mix in a bowl and chill in refrigerator.