It’s always exciting to create a dish that exceeds expectations, and that is certainly true for my Confetti Corn Fritters.
These pretty little festive appetizers were made using a product my readers know as one of my all-time favorites:
Athens Foods Mini Fillo Shells.
If you haven’t tried these elegant little pastries yet, please take my word for it and do so immediately! They always impress, and provide the perfect little vessel for all things sweet and savory.
Some of my most successful recipes on the blog and in the competitive cooking realm were made with Athens Fillo Shells. I think it’s because not only are they pleasing to look at, but they add a delightful crunch, and a bit of elegance to any dish.
They fit perfectly in big hands or small, and they make your recipe look much more difficult than it actually was. Is there anything more perfect than that?
Using Fillo shells has helped me think outside of the box when it comes to what I serve to my guests for the holidays.
In my humble opinion as a blogger, bonafide foodie, and lover of all eats, I think sometimes we get a little too traditional. Sure we love the foods we’ve noshed on every holiday season from the beginning of time. But sometimes, it’s the sweet memories we actually crave and the foods fall short. Think of Aunt Bertha’s Fruit Cake or Uncle Herb’s Jello Mold. We love the people who made them, but the foods, well, we could trade those in for something else.
That’s why every year I make it a point to create something fresh and new to add to our holiday feast and this year I did not disappoint.
The flavorful creamy corn filling is prepared on the stove top with simple pantry ingredients. Then the Fillo shells are brushed with a little butter, dusted with some Italian bread crumbs, and toasted in the oven before they are filled to the brim, and garnished with salty Parmesan and oniony freshly snipped chives.
The result is a perfect little bite of sweet, salty, creamy, and crunchy.
There won’t be one single fritter left in sight.