Fritters have become quite the fan favorite around these parts. (Looking at you, 5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters!) And while zucchini, carrots and even butternut squash have gotten in on the fritter fest, I figured it was about time I turned summer’s star produce into a hot, crispy, stackable snack. Welcome to the party, corn fritters!
So there’s good news and there’s bad news when it comes to making this quick and easy recipe. The good news is you can use fresh or frozen corn, which means corn fritters can be on your table 365 days a year.
And the bad news? If anyone else gets a taste of this quick-fix recipe, you’ll be forced to share. And I’ve been quite open about my thoughts on sharing (or perhaps better phrased, “not sharing”) food. #sharingisntcaring
So proceed with caution, knowing that once you pan-fry up a batch of corn fritters, how you allocate them is totally up to you. Just don’t forget a dollop of sour cream or garlic aioli on top for the perfect cool and creamy complement!
The combination of hot, crispy fritters with a refreshing topping is a duo that’s hard to beat. But if you’re looking to make these fritters into a meal (vegetarian or otherwise!), may I suggest frying or poaching an egg or two and serving that atop your tower of golden brown beauties? Break that yolk and dig in!
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- 3 cups corn kernels (See Kelly’s Note)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Sliced scallions, for serving
- Sour cream or garlic aioli, for serving
- In a large bowl, stir together the corn kernels, flour, sugar, baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
- Stir in the eggs and heavy cream until the batter is well-combined.
- Line a plate with paper towels. Coat the bottom of a large sauté pan with vegetable oil and place it over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, scoop 2- to 3-tablespoon mounds of the corn batter into the pan, spreading it lightly into a flat, circular shape. Cook the fritters for 2 to 3 minutes, then flip them once and cook them an additional 3 minutes until they’re golden brown and cooked through. Transfer the fritters to the paper towel-lined plate, season them immediately with salt and repeat the cooking process with the remaining batter, adding more oil to the pan as needed.
- Garnish the corn fritters with scallions and serve them with sour cream or garlic aioli for dipping.
- Fresh or frozen (thawed) corn kernels will work in this recipe. If you use frozen corn, drain off any excess liquid after it thaws.
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I substituted 1/2 cup water for the heavy cream and whole wheat for all-purpose flour, and I omitted the pepper. I also added a few good shakes of cinnamon. They were pretty good. The star rating is for my own rendition of this recipe, not the original.
Thanks, Walker. I’m glad you enjoyed the fritters.
I love corn, have never made corn fritters and this recipe sounded like a good baseline. I can never make a recipe without changing it up here and there. I added garlic powder, grated onion, smoked paprika, celery salt. And grated Gruyère.
They were delish but the batter was a bit too thin and difficult to work with. I would have thought the cheese would have made it thicker. Was thinking next time if adding a little cornmeal. Would that work?
What are your thoughts?
Hi Julie – I’m not sure why your batter was so thin. Did you follow the ingredient proportions exactly? I haven’t added cornmeal to this batter so I can’t say with certainty what the results would be. Let me know if you give it a shot! :)
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