1. Heat oil in a heavy pot or deep fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
3. In a separate bowl, beat together egg, milk, and melted shortening; stir into flour mixture.
4. Mix the corn kernels, scallions and pepper in a third bowl.
5. Combine the egg mixture with the flour mixture until batter is formed. Fold in the corn mixture.
6. Drop fritter batter by spoonfuls into the hot oil, and fry until golden. Drain on paper towels.
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