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Jalapeño-Corn Fritters With Maple Cream Cheese AKB At Archer Hotel Austin

The Inspiration

“My mother made this braised beef brisket for our Christmas Eve dinner every year, and we all loved it. Unfortunately, my mother passed earlier this year, so it’s up to my brother and me to carry on the family tradition. I will be the one making it this year — and in the years to come — because though I love my brother, he can’t cook to save his life. (Don’t worry, I’m not saying anything he doesn’t agree with.)

“This recipe includes braised beef brisket as the main course, as well as a few of the side dishes my family loves: sweet potato puree, Trinidad macaroni pie, and sautéed carrots and asparagus.

“I can only hope that it will taste as good as my mom’s. Her recipe deserves to be shared, so please make it with love, and enjoy.”

Executive chef David Bull — Second Bar + Kitchen


Jalapeño-corn fritters
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup milk, room temperature
  • ½ ounce butter, melted
  • 10 ounces corn kernels, roasted
  • 1 ounce jalapeño, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chives, minced
  • Vegetable oil
Maple cream cheese
  • 1½ cups cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons chives, snipped


  1. Add the maple syrup to the cream cheese and whisk until combined.

  2. Place the maple cream cheese into a serving bowl and garnish with snipped chives.

  3. Mix the first five dry ingredients together until well combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and melted butter.

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix until well combined. Fold in the corn, jalapeño and chives.

  5. Preheat oil to 350 degrees over medium heat in a large skillet, heavy-gauge sauce pot or deep fat fryer. Using a small scoop or spoon, carefully drop the batter into the hot oil and fry until golden brown for 1 - 2 minutes.

  6. Turn the fritters over and fry for another 1 - 2 minutes or until the batter is just cooked through.

  7. Remove the fritters and immediately season with salt. Place them on paper towels to drain.

  8. Assemble the corn fritters on a platter with the maple cream cheese and serve warm.

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