One of my favorite classic country foods has got to be corn fritters!
These corn fritters are so delicious and easy to make!
Have you had a corn fritter before?
If you haven't you better get ready to make these tasty little guys! You're going to love them!
I'm an absolute corn fritter fiend – which means that if I've made these you can probably bet I've chowed down on more than my fair share of the batch. lol
Corn fritters are similar to corn bread (which I also LOVE) but are little crunchy nuggets of joy!
The insides are soft and moist while the outsides are crunchy and golden. It's the cornmeal in the batter that gives them that irresistible crunch.
I also used some chopped up green onions in the batter and I find that they give a nice subtle flavour to the fritters.
Oh and there's some corn in there of course!
You can serve these corn fitters plain but you could also dunk them in a little smoked BBQ sauce!
I also like to serve these along with big bowl of chili. 🙂
There are more reasons to love corn fritters:
- It's a great way to use up leftover corn
- The ingredients are cheap (and I mean SUPER cheap!)
- A small amount of ingredients makes a nice quantity
Honestly, I don't think I have to try too hard to convince you to make these! lol
When I made these tasty little things I also made some clam fritters! If you're a fan of seafood, stay tuned!
I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do! 🙂Print
- Yield: Makes about 20 fritters
- 2/3 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp sugar
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups corn niblets (fresh or frozen – if frozen thaw them before mixing into the recipe)
- Vegetable oil – for frying
Other items needed:
- Deep frying or candy thermometer
- Cookie sheet with a couple layers of paper towels laid out.
- A metal cooling rack placed on top of the cookie sheet.
- Combine dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Everything should be well mixed.
- Mix in the milk and eggs using a whisk.
- Add in green onions and corn. Mix.
- Heat oil in a large high sided frying pan. Oil should be about 1″ deep.
- Attach a candy/deep fryer thermometer to the side of the pan.
- Once the temperature reaches 375°F drop spoonfuls (about 1 1/2 tbsps worth) of batter into the oil. Cook for about 3 minutes and then flip them over and cook an additional 3 minutes.
- Remove from the oil and place on the metal cooling rack to drain any excess vegetable oil.
- Try not to overcrowd the pan while they are cooking. You can do these in several batches.
- Serve right away and enjoy!
Make sure you keep an eye on the temperature on your thermometer. Keep adjusting the level of heat on the burner to try and keep the temperature at 375°F as much as possible for the best results.
I'd love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below!