Sadly I found the raw mixture to be better than the finished product! I definately agree that these come out too dry. Next time I will try adding less flour and cornmeal, as well as increasing the heat during pan searing so that they don't cook as long in the oil and instead just creat a nice crispy shell. Perhaps that will help. If they weren't so dry, it would be a fabulous recipe!
As others pointed out, I don't quite get the inclusion of the pinto beans. The falvours don't mix well together and seem a bit disjointed. Although, I enjoyed the beans. I will make both of these again, seperately and with modifications on the fritters.