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Corn Fritters

From FOLKESTONE INN BED AND BREAKFAST
    Serves 12 (4 fritters each)

    2 large eggs
    1/4 cup milk + 1/4 liquid from the corn can (= 1/2 cup)
    1 Tbs. butter, melted
    1 (16 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained

    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 tsp. baking powder
    3/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
    2 TBS. granulated sugar

    Vegetable oil (for frying)
    Confectioners sugar and maple syrup

    In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs until light. Add the milk and corn liquid, and butter; blend. Stir in the corn and mix thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until moistened.

    Heat 2 inches of oil in an electric skillet or deep-fryer to 300 degrees. Drop the batter into the oil by rounded teaspoonfuls and fry 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until nicely browned. Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with maple syrup.

    Option: Substitute canned pineapple tidbits for the corn.