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I used a pre-roasted frozen corn from Trader Joes, but regular corn (or even better – fresh sweet corn!) would work great.

You Will Need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups of corn
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 diced jalapeno (leave seeds if you want it very spicy)
  • 1/2 cup diced green onions
  • 1  teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red paper flakes
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil

How to Prepare:

Mix all ingredients until well covered into a lumpy batter.

In a large pan, heat on medium-high 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

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Adjust heat as needed. You want these to crisp up on each side, but not burn.

Flip when solid and slightly browned on one side. (about 2-3 minutes)

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Directions

  1. In a blender, combine grapefruit juice, orange juice, soda water and agave; blend for a few seconds to combine.
  2. Before adding ice to blender, prepare highball glasses by muddling six blackberries in the bottom of each glass until fruit is jammy.
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With permission from New Hope Blogger at Delicious Living

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