Corn and Onion Fritters

1 Cup Onion, Chopped
2 Tbsp Butter or Margarine
1 Can Whole Kernel Corn (16 1/2 oz.) Drained
1 Jar Chopped Pimiento (4 oz.) Drained
3/4 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Pepper Vegetable Oil
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Cheese, Shredded
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Milk
Cook onion in butter over med. heat until tender
Stir in corn, pimiento, salt and pepper; cool
Heat 1" oil in a heavy skillet
In a bowl, combine the onion/corn ixture, flour, cheese and baking powder
Stir in milk and egg yolks
Whip egg whites till stiff but not dry and fold into the corn mixture
Drop batter, by the rounded teaspoonful, into the hot oil and cook until golden brown turning once
Drain on paper towels and serve hot