Corn And Crab 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

2 eggs

3/4 cups corn (I'm using fresh corn cooked and taken off the cob)

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.