These easy corn fritters are so flavorful and filled with whole corn kernels, sweet cream corn, green onions, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, the perfect blend of spices, and more, fried and enjoyed with your favorite dipping sauce. A delicious, spicy corn fritter appetizer recipe you are sure to enjoy.
Fritters are delicious. Let’s just get that out of the way immediately. They can be both sweet or savory. You can find fritters at your local donut shop, you can find them stuffed with fruit and pan-fried on your granny’s table, and you can find them as a patty that’s been fried to golden brown perfection like the ones I’m featuring here.
Over the years, I’ve made all kinds. I love to serve them as appetizers, sides, or desserts, depending on what kind of fritter I’m making. Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite savory fritters. These corn fritters are perfect for a side or an appetizer, so they’re always a great choice.
Easy Corn Fritters
These delicious corn fritters are full of delicious corn, vegetables, and a kick of citrus with lime juice. They’re also super easy to make which is a huge bonus. Every bite is overflowing with flavor, and when you pair them with a dipping sauce like ranch or tzatziki, they make a fantastic appetizer. Pair them with chicken, beef, or pork for a delicious side! There’s just so much you can do with them, and they’re so easy to make that you’ll be itching to try serving them every way you can.
Why You’ll Love This Corn Fritter Recipe
- Only uses a few simple ingredients.
- They are incredibly easy to make.
- They are absolutely chock-full of flavor.
- They’re a great snack or appetizer.
Easy Corn Fritters Tips and Variations
I have a few tips that will help you make these fritters the best that they can possibly be. I also have some great variations that you can try if you want to switch things up.
- Don’t crowd the pan when frying the fritters. Give them room so they can fry on all sides and keep the oil at the proper temperature.
- There’s no need to get your hands messing forming these fritters. Just add a spoonful to the pan, and they’ll spread on their own.
- Use fresh corn on the cob if you have the time for even more intense corn flavor.
- You can use whole kernel corn in place of creamed corn.
- Add any of your other favorite vegetables. Just dice them up.
- Try adding cheese to the fritters. Yummo!
Easy Corn Fritters FAQ
If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about corn fritters.
What are fritters?
Fritters are portions of some sort of dough that have been combined with or folded around sweet or savory ingredients and then fried.
What are corn fritters made of?
They’re a cornmeal-based batter with various other ingredients that is then fried.
What is the origin of corn fritters?
Corn fritters were invented in the southern United States. No one knows exactly where in the south, when, or by whom they were invented, however.
How do you keep fritters crispy?
To keep your fritters crispy, be sure you thoroughly drain your corn if you’re using frozen or canned whole kernel corn. In addition, be sure your oil is hot enough so that the fritters immediately begin to crisp up rather than absorbing the oil.
What is fritter batter made of?
It can vary. With sweet recipes like apple fritters that you’d find at a donut shop, the batter is a basic flour-based batter. For fritters like these corn fritters, it’s a cornmeal-based batter.
Can you freeze corn fritters?
Absolutely. Store them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to three months.
What’s the difference between a corn fritter and a hushpuppy?
They’re basically the same, they’re just shaped differently. Both corn fritters and hushpuppies are made with a cornmeal-based batter. The major difference is that hushpuppies are formed into balls while fritters are flat.
What can you do with a can of corn?
All kinds of things! Heat it up as a simple side or add it to any number of recipes. Some great options include:
- Adding it to soups and stews
- Adding it to hushpuppy batter
- Make fritters (of course)
- Corn casserole
- Corn salsa
- Make Mexican street corn casserole
- Make elote dip
Easy Corn Fritters Storage and Reheating
Store these fritters in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can freeze them in an air-tight container for up to 3 months.
To reheat these fritters, bake them on a sheet pan for 10 to 15 minutes at 375 degrees.
Easy Corn Fritters Ingredients
This recipe only uses simple ingredients. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.
- Sweet cream corn
- Whole kernel corn
- Green onion
- Slap Ya Mama
- Lime juice
- All-purpose flour
- Large egg
- Vegetable oil
How to Make Easy Corn Fritters
Making these fritters is even easier than shopping for the ingredients. It only takes two steps to make!
Step 1: Combine the Ingredients
Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and stir well to combine.
Step 2: Fry
Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan or skillet. Then add spoonfuls of the corn fritter batter to the pan being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry on both sides until golden brown and crispy. Remove from pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the oil.
Try These Easy Corn Fritters Today
These easy corn fritters are the perfect combination of flavor and simplicity. It’s such an easy, delicious recipe, it definitely begs to be tried. And once you do try it, I know you’ll make it again and again. It comes together so quickly, and it’s so full of flavor. Serve it as a side or an appetizer and watch your friends and family “ooh” and “aah”.
More Delicious Appetizer Recipes You’ll Enjoy
Green Chili Corn Casserole – A flavorful casserole that is made with corn, green chilies, eggs, cheese, and tortilla chips. It’s a delicious side dish that can easily be made into a hearty meal.
Chicken Taquitos – Delicious and homemade taquitos that are fried to a crispy perfection on the outside and loaded with tender chicken, pepper jack cheese, and the perfect blend of seasonings.
Jalapeno Cheese Bites – The perfect appetizer that is loaded with jalapeños, cream cheese, and two different kinds of cheese.
Also, try these Vegetable Patties from Great Grub Delicious Treats. These crispy patties are loaded with shredded zucchini, carrots, and broccoli and then fried until golden brown.
Easy Corn Fritters
- 15 ounce can sweet cream corn
- 15 ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed, diced
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon Slap Ya Mama
- ½ cup parmesan, grated
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- ½ cup cornmeal
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoon oil (more if necessary)
- Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
- In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium high heat.
- Place a spoonful of corn mixture into the pan.
- Fry on both sides until golden brown and crispy.
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