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5 from 3 votes

Corn Fritters

These yummy homemade corn fritters are so good! They are great eaten plain, or with maple syrup, powdered sugar, or as a side dish with dinner. Corn fritters are very popular in the Southern United States, and I can see why.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy, savory, sweet
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Bowls
  • Spoons
  • Wooden spoon
  • Paper Towel
  • Plate Tongs or spider ladle/strainer


  • 1 cup all-purpose/plain flour 120g
  • 1 tsp. baking powder 5g
  • 1/4 tsp. salt 1g
  • 3 tbsp. white granulated sugar 45g You can reduce it if you like. Especially for savory ones.
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup of milk whole, 2%, 1%, Almond, etc.
  • 1 tbsp. butter melted (14g)
  • 15 oz can of whole kernel corn or kernels cut from fresh corn on the cob 432g
  • Oil for frying vegetable, canola, coconut, peanut, shortening, lard


  • Fill a large pot about an inch deep with cooking oil and set the burner to medium-high. Bring the temp up to 350 F/176 C.
    In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and white granulated sugar.
  • Now in a large bowl beat an egg with a whisk. Then pour in the milk and melt the butter just until barely melted, in the microwave or in a small pot on the stovetop, and pour that in. Whisk to combine. Next, add the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon or silicone spoon until well combined. The consistency will be fairly thick.
  • Pour in the corn and stir and fold to combine. The corn fritter batter is ready to go. Easy right?
  • Use two spoons and scoop some batter into the hot oil. Add a few more, but don't overcrowd them in the pot. Fry them for a few minutes per side until golden brown. Remove them from the oil with a spider strainer or metal slotted spoon or tongs, and place on a plate with a paper towel or wire rack. You may need to wait and allow the oil to heat back up to temp before frying another batch.
    Or use a skillet with about 1/4 inch deep oil, and with medium-high heat pan fry the fritters. Flatten them out a bit in the skillet with this method.
  • Now eat them however you like, with maple syrup, powdered sugar, or as a savory side dish. Enjoy!



List of nutritional facts for corn fritters