Conniving and deceitful, this man would rather walk in the shadows than among the light. He cares little for pretense and has no time for sob stories. A man of acquired power, Seyekrad uses his position to get what he wants, and he doesn’t care who he hurts in the process. He is tall and slender with shoulder-length white hair and eyes as piercing blue-green as jade. He prefers his dishes served cold with a hint of fear.
These innocent looking Corn and Bacon Fritters are eaten cold, just how Seyekrad likes things, but beware of the ketchup.
This recipe is part of the series of Fallhollow Recipes I have created with author J.Keller-Ford for characters in her new book In The Shadow of the Dragon King, to be published in summer 2016. This will be the first book in The Chronicles of Fallhollow trilogy. See below the recipe to find out more.
WHAT YOU NEED
For the fritters:
– 2 cups corn, cooked
– 4 to 6 slices of bacon, cooked and finely chopped
– 3 large eggs, beaten
– Generous 1/2 cup grated strong cheddar
– 1/4 cup flour
– 1/2 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
– Freshly ground black pepper to taste (you don’t need salt because the bacon and strong cheddar brings enough saltiness)
– Oil for cooking
For the ketchup:
– 1 can chopped tomatoes (400g/14oz)
– 1 tablespoon tomato puree
– 3 garlic cloves, crushed
– AT LEAST 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
– 2 tablespoons vinegar
– 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
WHAT YOU DO:
1) Apart from the egg and oil, mix all the fritter ingredients together until everything is well coated in the flour, then mix in the egg.
2) Cook them in small batches. Heat oil in shallow frying pan, and drop three large spoonfuls of the mixture into it, don’t worry about making a perfect shape.
3) Leave them cooking on a low to medium heat until the egg looks set through, then flip over, keep cooking until they are a golden brown on both sides. Drain them on kitchen paper and cook the rest. You should end up with about 9 fritters.
4) To make the ketchup, put all the ketchup ingredients in a pan, mix and heat to a simmer, continue simmering gently for about 20 minutes, don’t let it boil vigorously. Stir regularly and using the spoon to break down the pieces of tomato as much as possible so that it is fairly smooth by the end of cooking.
5) Pass the sauce through a sieve. Take your time with this to push as much through as you can, discard anything that you can’t get through the sieve.
6) The ketchup will probably still be a bit too watery at this stage, so return it to the pan, and continue simmering, stirring continuously, until it has reduced to a thicker ketchup consistency.
7) Now taste it. Depending on the type of hot pepper sauce you have used, it may or may not blow your socks off, if it doesn’t, then add more, remember you’re creating a ketchup of fear, so don’t be shy the the hot sauce!
8) Chill the fritters and ketchup, and serve cold.
In the Shadow of the Dragon King, coming Summer 2016 – A seventeen-year-old squire with knightly ambitions reluctantly joins forces with a sixteen-year-old overachiever to slay a dragon, free the realm, and maybe even get the girl.
J Keller-Ford Author Info
J. (Jenny) Keller Ford is a scribbler of Young Adult and New Adult speculative fiction. As an Army brat, she traveled the world and wandered the halls of some of Germany’s most extraordinary castles in hopes of finding snarky dragons, chivalrous knights and wondrous magic to permeate her imagination. What she found remains etched in her topsy-turvy mind and oozes out in sweeping tales of courage, sacrifice, honor and ever-lasting love.
When not torturing her keyboard or trying to silence the voices in her head, Jenny spends time collecting seashells, bowling, screaming on roller coasters and traveling. She is a mom to four magnificent and noble offspring, and currently lives in paradise on the west coast of Florida with a menagerie of royal pets, and her own quirky knight who was brave enough to marry her.
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