• Kate Fraser

A favourite in our family recipe book, this one is a home run handed down to me by my mother and as kids, one we would run to the kitchen to devour anyday!

Whenever my mother was cooking corn fritters, it was a special day. I can remember her frustration with us as my brother and I snatched them from the plate as soon as she dropped them. So good, she could never amass an actual plateful due to our fast hands! They have easily grown into a favourite in our home as well. Now, with children of my own, I totally know how impossible making a plate of these actually is! Wish I could make them for her just one more time.

Crispy. Chewy. Fluffy. Sweet. These addictive little pillows of love will certainly have your crew running back for more, more, more!

Certainly not an everyday dish, these corn fritters are a welcome treat on a hot summer afternoon or as a cheery after school snack on a cold and rainy autumn day.

My Mother's Corn Fritters

Whether you make your own creamed corn from a fresh summer bounty or open a can, your adoring crowd won't know the difference.

1 small can of your favourite creamed corn

1 cup flour

3 tbs. sugar

1 egg

1/4 tsp. baking powder

Pinch of salt

This couldn't be easier. Throw all your ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined. Heat up just a couple inches of your favourite oil for deep frying and wait until a wooden stick dipped into the oil gives off tiny bubbles. That's how you know the oil is ready to cook with (thanks Mum).

Drop a heaped tablespoon carefully into the hot oil and fry until golden on both sides. Serve right away (if you have any to serve).

TIP: Hide the plate of finished ones as they come out and keep everyone distracted with something else. It's the only way you can make a plateful.


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  • Kate Fraser

Updated: Sep 22, 2019

Layers of sumptuous salted bourbon caramel between fluffy french vanilla layers, iced with a tangy cream cheese cream frosting.

I made this for our wedding a few years back. I'm really looking forward to my husband's birthday this year as I make it for him again!

Yes, those are real mussel shells on the top. No, there are no mussels in the cake!

For our wedding, I wanted our cake to really express who we are. To bring the sea into the decorations, to weave his favourite flavours into every layer. This cake never disappoints.

Sea Salt Bourbon Caramel Cake

A cake for any occasion, this on is coming soon, launching Thursday, Sept. 26th.

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  • Kate Fraser

Updated: Sep 22, 2019

A favourite under a poached egg, on top of a crisp salad or tossed into some fresh pasta, Dungeness crab, especially when caught in our very own front yard, is a treat served at any meal for any occasion.

I call this #vancouvertakeout. We live in North Vancouver, BC, on the shores of Indian Arm, a stunning fjord teeming with these delicious creatures. All you have to do is toss in $3 of chicken bones to pull out $300 worth of crab!

There really is nothing better than tucking into a steaming crab feast. Delicate and sweet, a perfectly cooked Dungeness Crab will be sure to please your guests everytime.

This one couldn't be easier. Whether you catch your own fresh crab or bring it home from the market, it's always best to serve your crab the same day you bring it home.

#Vancouvertakeout is amazing. It's abundant. It's free. It's delicious! Dungeness and Red Rock crab are honestly my very favourite food there is. So easy to prepare, though not for the faint of heart since some "dispatching" does need to be done. More about that, in another post. : (

​In this post, however, I will save you time, trouble and many evenings of sore fingers with the ultimate technique to easily get the most meat out of your next plate of crab.

Bring salted water to a boil. Once it's at a strong rolling boil, drop in the crab halves, after cleaning and preparing them. Start timing 12 minutes once the water comes back to a boil. Strain and enjoy!

But how to get the most meat out of this beautiful plateful? Check out this ultimate seafood loving Grandma's video. I'll be trying this technique and making my own video soon.

For all the information on how to crab, just visit A Girl and Her Boat.

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