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Jalapeño Corn Fritter Tacos with Pickled Golden Carrots & Radish Salsa

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins


Jalapeño Corn Fritter Tacos

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 jalapeños quartered and sliced
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 178 ml 6 fl oz beer
  • 3 cups canola oil for frying
  • 10 corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 batch Radish Salsa
  • 1 batch Pickled Golden Carrots
  • Greek yogurt for drizzling
  • Fresh chopped cilantro for sprinkling

Radish Salsa

  • 6-7 radishes thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 jalapeño quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Pickled Golden Carrots

  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 2 golden carrots peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


For the Pickled Carrots

  • Place onions and carrots in a medium-sized bowl and set aside. Pour the vinegar into a small bowl. Add the sugar and salt and stir until the sugar dissolves. Pour the vinegar solution over the onions and carrots and transfer the bowl to the fridge. Let sit overnight.

For the Salsa

  • Place all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and stir to combine. Transfer the bowl to the fridge and let chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

For the Tacos

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper together. Add the corn, garlic and the jalapeño to the dry ingredients and toss to coat. Pour in the beer and stir until a thick batter forms. Set aside.
  • In a large heavy bottom pot, heat the canola oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the hot oil, 5-6 scoops at a time. Fry the fritters until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Transfer the fritters to a plate lined with paper towel to dry.
  • Place two fritters in a corn or flour tortilla and top with radish salsa, pickled carrots, a dollop of yogurt and sprinkling of fresh cilantro. Repeat until all the tortillas are filled.
  • Serve the tacos immediately with a lot of cold beer