This is the start of many delicious football-ish/game day foods.
It’s August twenty-seventh, which means we have only about two weeks left till the start of football. I know that some people get excited for the start of football season for, well – the football. For me, football season symbolizes cozy fall nights by the fire and some really good food. Therefore, I figured that it was probably time to slowly start dishing out the football inspired foods. Plus, how perfect would these burgers also be for the long Labor Day weekend coming up???
Which by the way, I cannot believe it is already Labor day weekend. How does this sneak up on me every year?? Do you guys have any fun plans?
Since I really have nothing too exciting to share, let’s just get right to these Chipotle Cheddar Burgers with Corn Fritters today.
The truth is these burgers are all the excitement this post needs. I mean, did you read the street corn fritter part??
I am going through a corn frenzy at the moment…err, corn and tomato frenzy. Can you blame me though? It’s the height of the season and I cannot get enough. Basically what I am trying to say is, I would expect a lot of corn from now through September. It’s gonna be gettin good.
The base of these burgers start out with a super flavorful and moist ground chicken. Well, I used chicken, but you could use turkey too. I seasoned the meat with some spices and chipotle chile peppers. I know that chicken and turkey burgers can tend to be a little dry, but not these. All you taste is deliciousness and a whole lot of cheddar cheese.
FYI, the combo of chipotle and cheddar will always be a favorite of mine. The seasoning I used for these burgers is a combo I have been using since way before the blog. I first started using it when I began making my brother steak burritos after snowboarding. I just experimented a little and found that this combo worked pretty awesomely. It’s one of my favorite seasonings. A little spicy and just a teensy bit sweet. Perfection.
Ok, so I love the burgers, but to be honest they are just a vessel to hold the street corn fritters. Oh my gosh, these fritters.
Best. Fritters. Ever.
It’s no secret that I love corn fritters. I mean, I have made kind a few over a short period of time. These sweet ones paired with summer fruit, these savory BLT fritters and these delicious fritters that I need to make again, stuffed with spinach, artichokes and BRIE! These street corn fritters though?? Well they may be my new favorite out of them all. Do you guys remember this Mexican street corn quinoa salad? Well, I took those flavors, took away the quinoa, added lots of cotija cheese and fried them into the cutest little fritters to place on top of your burgers. They’re the best thing ever.
I love fries on my burgers, but fritters may just be better. They are crunchy on the outside, soft in the middle, sweet from the corn and umm, the cotija cheese – yeah, that should pretty much have you sold.
Really, I do not think I could think of a better game day burger if I tried. Your tailgating party needs these, your Labor Day needs these, your Sunday night, Monday night and jeez, even your Thursday night needs these. Heck, even tonight you needs these. It’s mid week so make something fun. Something down right delicious is always needed, it’ll help get you through till Friday!
This shot above – it’s just for show, trust me, these corn fritters were all eaten. So don’t leave any behind, they’re just too crazy good to waste!.